Agrigento: The Valley of the Temples
The stylish supremacy and prosperity that made Agrigento one of the most powerful cities of the ancient Mediterranean world still stands resplendent in the magnificent temples that dictate the town. Mysterious islands, glittering waters and beautifully Baroque architecture culminate to give this city an ethereal air of ancient magic. The captivating combination of archaic culture and natural marvel make this serene Sicilican spot an all encompassing holiday destination.
The Venerated Valley
Irrefutably, the most alluring attraction for culture enthusiasts in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Valley of the Temples. Absorb the stunning sea views and enjoy the vertiginous height of the temples location before observing the classical splendor of the Juno, Concordia and Hercules Temples. Delve into the bejewelled sea, that at different points of the days looks violet, azure and turquoise, in order to visit the perfectly picturesque Pelagian Islands. Here, lush vegetation and diverse marine life abounds, thus making it a revered place to scuba dive or snorkel.
Culture of the Kings
Put your cultural discoveries into historical context by visiting the fascinating Regional Archaeological Museum, in which astounding artefacts and historical recreations reside. Additionally, in the ancient city of Gela, another archaeological museum features a glittering collection of ceramics, bronzes and artefacts dating from Prehistory to the Middle Ages.
The abundance of vegetation and proximity to the salt water ocean means Agrigento’s gastronomy is as rich and seductive as its natural surroundings. Specialties come from both land and sea and include juicy sun-dried tomatoes, salted anchovies and wild fennel flavoured baked goat. An ideal place to enjoy these regional delicacies is undoubtedly Le Caprice, a refined restaurant that venerate the robust flavours and relaxed nature of Sicilian dining.( Vicolo Creta, Agrigento AG, Italy, +39 0922 411364)