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Parco archeologico Valle dei Templi-Ivano Mistretta-4 Agrigento

An immersion among the most beautiful pictures of Agrigento

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valle-dei-templi-agrigento VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES

🔊 Listen The Valley of the Temples has been declared in 1997 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The park contains an extraordinary monumental and landscaping heritage that includes all the remains of the ancient city of Akragas. With its 1,300…

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Cubaita- Elena La Spina LA CUBBAITA

🔊 Listen The term Cubbaita comes from the Arabic “quibbiat”, which means almond nougat, and it is used in eastern Sicily to identify this almond, honey and pistachio bar. The Cubbaita is quite easy to prepare, but, like all recipes, it might…

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Giardino Kolymbethra- Veduta Dioscuri GARDEN OF THE KOLYMBETRA

🔊 Listen In the heart of the Valley of the Temples, between the temple of Castor and Pollux, we meet a large green area known as “the Garden of the Kolymbetra”. Returned to its ancient splendour after years of neglect, this 5-hectare garden w…

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Rupe Atena.Elena La Spina-4 RUPE ATENEA

🔊 Listen The Rock of Athena, or Minerva, is that echelon mountain that rises not far from the town, towards east. Tradition tell us that on this isolated cliff, 351 meters high, arose the temple of Minerva; certain is instead that on his brow…

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Cartello turistico Statale 640 Strada degli Scrittori Route of Writers – SS 640 Strada degli Scrittori

🔊 Listen The Strada degli Scrittori is an itinerary that invites you to visit the places that writers lived in and loved, and those described in their books. An itinerary of about thirty kilometres, from Racalmuto to Porto Empedocle, going th…

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Sagra del Mandorlo in Fiore-3 SAGRA DEL MANDORLO IN FIORE INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL

🔊 Listen The Sagra del Mandorlo  is the most important folk festival of Agrigento. A festival that, according to the tradition, is held every year in early February and lasts a week. The purpose is to celebrate the coming of spring with the b…

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Parco archeologico Valle dei Templi-Ivano Mistretta-6 VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES

🔊 Listen The Valley of the Temples has been declared in 1997 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The park contains an extraordinary monumental and landscaping heritage that includes all the remains of the ancient city of Akragas. With its 1,300…

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gela-scon-Regione Siciliana-Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali e dell'Identità Siciliana REGIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

🔊 Listen The Museum is situated just out of town, in Contrada San Nicola, wherefrom one can enjoy a breath-taking view of the Valley of the Temples. The building was designed by the architect Franco Minissi and was built in the ’60s, in an ar…

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Palazzo dei Giganti.Elena La Spina PALAZZO DEI GIGANTI

🔊 Listen The Palazzo dei Giganti is located in Piazza Pirandello. Built in 1627, it was initially the Agrigento’s residence of the Tomasi family, Princes of Lampedusa and Dukes of Palma. In a second time, it became a Dominican convent and, fr…

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Monastero di Santo Spirito.Elena La Spina-2 CHURCH AND MONASTERY OF SANTO SPIRITO

🔊 Listen The monastery of Santo Spirito, with its imposing body, overlooks the eastern part of the city. It is undoubtedly the most popular of all the medieval monuments left in Agrigento. It was founded in 1299 by the noble marquise Rosalia…

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Chiesa di San Nicola.Elena La Spina-4 CHURCH OF SAN NICOLA

🔊 Listen A little more than a kilometre from the city, set between the almond trees and the centuries-old olive trees of the countryside, we find the church of San Nicola, one of the most important examples of Cistercian Gothic architecture i…

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Basilica di Santa Maria dei Greci.Elena La Spina BASILICA OF SANTA MARIA DEI GRECI

🔊 Listen On the road that leads to the Cathedral, concealed in a small garden, we find this small Norman church built on the remains of an ancient Doric temple. The church, dating back to the 12-13th Century, is called “dei greci” because, du…

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Santuario di San Calogero.Elena La Spina-3 SANCTUARY OF SAN CALOGERO

🔊 Listen The sanctuary of San Calogero is one of the most important and most ancient Catholic places of worship in Agrigento. The building, which was built between the 13th and the 14th Century outside the wall of the old medieval town, is sm…

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Cattedrale di San Gerlando- foto fornite da Beni Culturali Arcidiocesi di Agrigento SAN GERLANDO CATHEDRAL

🔊 Listen The Cathedral, founded in the 11th Century by the Bishop Gerlando (who later became the patron saint of the city), is located in the old town, on top of a stair flight placed on the edge of a cliff. Born of the great Norman tradition…

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Biblioteca Lucchesiana- Elena la Spina Biblioteca Lucchesiana

🔊 Listen One of the hidden wonders of the city’s old town is certainly the Biblioteca Lucchesiana. It was founded as the personal library of an Agrigento’s bishop of the 18th Century, Andrea Lucchesi Palli. Today, the library has over 45,000…

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chiesa-miniera-di-sale Articolo chiese e monumenti

Soluptat ipidion sequatum et, sequam quuntumquo invento eaquunture rehendipit invendem et aut moditate sum enducia nissimaion nam nonse netusci enimi, tempe nusda velibus vent aut as milibus solum idemolo rectatur? Nem et ut aciunt quid utendis molle…

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Spaghetti al nero di seppia- Elena la Spina Where to eat in Agrigento

WHERE TO EAT IN AGRIGENTO   AGRITOURISM REGGIA SARACENA Old farmhouse completely renovated in Mediterranean style, in which you can stay and enjoy typical Sicilian cuisine. Contrada Borsellino, SS 118 KM 139V – Agrigento Phone: +39 092 2418283 -…

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Didascalia test per foto How to reach it
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Didascalia test per foto Agrigento

🔊 Listen Agrigento was founded in 581 B.C. by Greek settlers coming from Gela and original from Crete and Rhodes, and became in a few years one of the most important cities of the Magna Graecia. Ruled for a long time by tyrants, it reached it…

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