Founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century B.C., Agrigento became one of the leading cities in the Mediterranean world. Its ... More
Archaeological Area of Agrigento
Founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century B.C., Agrigento became one of the leading cities in the Mediterranean world. Its supremacy and pride are demonstrated by the remains of the magnificent Doric temples that dominate the ancient town, much of which still lies intact under today's fields and orchards. Selected excavated areas throw light on the later Hellenistic and Roman town and the burial practices of its early Christian inhabitants.
When Vesuvius erupted on 24 August A.D. 79, it engulfed the two flourishing Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as
well as the many wealthy villas in the area. These have been progressively excavated and made accessible to the ...
Owing to the eruption of volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD many Roman cities and towns were buried. In the
modern age, these partially buried regions were re discovered, and the Archaeological Areas of Pompeii is one such treasure. ...
Welcome to Sicily and the Valley of the Temples. Welcome to Agrigento and to Racamulto, the birthplace of the celabrated
writer Leonardo Sciascia, with its array of grottos, churches and ancient sulphur mines and an ideal point of departure ...