Akragas, the ancient name of the city of Agrigento, was founded in 580 BC and reached its peak of splendour in the 5th century, just before the decline began with the Punic Wars. Agrigento was one of the most flourishing and important Greek colonies in the West. The magnificent
But to stop only in the archaeological area would be reductive and incomplete.
Visiting the city?
Discover the extraordinary corners of the old town, the churches, the museums, the art exhibitions and the extraordinary Valley of the Temples, one of the oldest places on Earth.
Visiting the surroundings of the city?
Discover the hinterland of the Agrigentine region, passing through the Scala dei Turchi to the foot of the Monti Sicani and the Theatre of Andromeda in S. Stefano di Quisquina.