Agrigento, one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily, rises on a plain sheer above the sea. The “jewels” of the old town are the Norman Cathedral, Via Atenea and Palazzo Celauro, where Goethe once lived. The old town presents an ancient Medieval structure, with narrow alleyways and staircases leading up to higher-level roads. From the more modern Viale della Vittoria you can admire a wonderful view on the Valley.
The Valley of the Temples is an extremely well-preserved archaeological site with Doric temples dating from the Hellenic period. With is 1,300 hectares, it is the world’s largest archaeological site. You will have the chance to take a walk amidst olive and almond trees, archaeological excavations and findings, and marvel at the ruins of as many as ten temples dating back to the 5th century B.C. The most important are certainly the Temple of Juno and the Temple of Concordia, one of the best preserved in the entire Magna Grecia.