Agrigento and the Villa Romana del Casale

The 'Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples' extends over 1300 hectares and contains exceptional monumental and landscape heritage, which includes the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas and its surrounding territory up to the sea. In the Valley of the Temples, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, there is one of the main archaeological complexes of the Mediterranean, immersed in a rural landscape of rare beauty characterized by the presence of century-old olive and almond trees. Akragas was one of the most important Greek colonies in Sicily. It extended over an area of 450 hectares and was founded around 582 B.C. by colonists from the nearby town of Gela and from Rhodes.

The temple of Juno, the temple of Concordia, the temple of Hercules, the temple of Olympian Zeus, the temple of Castor and Pollux, the temple of Vulcan, the temple of Aesculapius.

Seven temples of the legendary Valley of Agrigento and all in exceptional conditions of conservations.

To these must be added the Tomb of Theron, upright to remember the fallen of the Second Punic War.

Well, here the story is at home and Agrigento, within the Mediterranean basin, was the core for several centuries.

The beautiful Roman "Villa del Casale" at Piazza Armerina is rich of wonderful mosaics perfectly kept.

Estimated time: 8 hours