Renamed the City of Temples for its many Doric temples and called by Pindar "the most beautiful city of mortals," Agrigento is rich in history and culture.
In fact, it boasts the most important archaeological park in the world declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is the cradle of great writers (Pirandello, Sciascia, and Camilleri) and the land of ancient folk traditions (the Almond Blossom Festival and the festival of San Calogero).
Agrigento is also an important seaside resort, with a wide sandy coastline. The famous Scala dei Turchi and the Torre Salsa nature reserve are the ultimate expression of this.
Renamed the City of Temples for its numerous Doric temples and described by Pindar as 'the most beautiful city of mortals', Agrigento is rich in history and culture.