The city of Agrigento is the most Greek of the towns in Sicily.
It was founded in 581 BC and then left to the Romans in 210 BC. The original name given by the Greeks was Akragas, the Romans left it to the Arabs who changed its name into Girgenti. In the 13th century, the King Frederic II took control of the city and transformed it into a commercial city.
This is one of the oldest cities in Sicily, it hosts the Valley of the Temples which tells a lot about the ancient world, and the Regional Archeological Museum is home to the most extraordinary findings. Agrigento represents the most unique witness of the Greek heritage outside Greece. In 1997 UNESCO awarded the Archeological site as World Heritage.
Every year between February and March The Almond Blossom Festival takes place in the Valley of the Temples. In this occasion, you will have the chance to see folk groups perform music and dances, colorful parades, concerts, workshops and much more from all over the world.
What to see:
The Archeological site
The Cathedral of San Gerlando
Chiesa Santa Maria dei Greci
Abbazia di Santo Spirito
The Regional Archeological Museum of Agrigento
The House of Pirandello
The ‘Mandorlo in Fiore’ (The Almond Blossom Festival)
La Scala dei Turchi (The Ladder of the Turks)
Farm Cultural Park in Favara
Eating and Drinking:
There are numerous places to eat and drink with a variety of wines and foods to taste. The main kinds of Fish, meat and Almond cookies cannot be missed.Share this tour
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