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Visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Visit Sicily

Characterised by an excellent state of conservation, and by important Doric temples of the Hellenic period, it is visited every year by visitors from all over the world. It corresponds to the ancient Akragas, the original monumental nucleus of the city of Agrigento. And it is a regional archaeological park, the first in the country to have endowed itself with a sustainability report, which certifies not only its social and cultural commitment but also its commitment to the environment.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento is rich in temples and monuments.

  • The Temple of Era (Juno) Lacinia, erected at 120 meters high, characterised by 34 columns and dated 450 - 440 BC

  • The Temple of Concordia, the best preserved of all, built starting from 430 BC. and whose cell was preceded by a simple two-column antechamber and was followed by another vestibule designed to hold the treasure, the votive gifts and the archive of the time;

  • The Temple of Demeter (480 - 470 BC), a very interesting example of a distilo building in antis, therefore without the external colonnade and formed by a simple cell preceded by a two-column pronaos.

There are twelve temples to which the remains of the Valley of the Temples belong. And then three sanctuaries, the necropolis, hydraulic works, fortifications, the Lower Agora and the Upper Agora, an Olympeion and a Bouleuterion. Whether you follow a pre-established route, or simply decide to wander among the monuments in complete freedom, a visit to the Valleys of the Temples is therefore a must. At least once in a lifetime.


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