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Welcome to Agrigento


Welcome to Agrigento - The city of the Greek Italy

 

Located on the Southern coast of Sicily, in Italy, you can find a lanId of sun and agriculture called Agrigento. Its establishment took place around 582-580 BC and it is attributed to Greek colonists who named it Akragas, their influence and architecture is noticeable through all the place.Well known for its magnificent Greek ruins, you will find the "Templo della Concordia", one of the best-preserved Greek temples in the word. There are two nearby rivers, the Hypsas and the Akragas.

 

 

 

 

 

Night-life

You could start your night in a typical Italian restaurant, in a little cafe, or in a trendy enoteca in a pretty piazza. You can find some fashionable restaurants and pubs at "Viale della vittoria" or at Atenea street.


Shopping

The main walking street in Agento is called Via Tenea and you will find shops there; Agrigento is known for its trendy boutiques, antique shops. Moreover, every Friday there is a big market going on in the morning.


Sightseeing

You could admire the Greek contribution of the ancient colonists in the well known "The Valley of Temples" where you will find five Greek temples, divided into two zones: Eastern and Western zone and may be expand your knowledge in the "Museo Regionale Archeologico".

You could also take a walk through the old centre of Agrigento, you will find a ramnge of small shops in Via Atena, the large cathedral in Via Duomo and also the Norman church "Chlesa dl Santa Maria del Grecl".

 

Time

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1

 

Climate

Agrigento has a warm temperature climate throughout the year with hot dry summers. The average high and low temperatures are 26°C and 11°C respectively.

 

Public transportation

The bus is the easiest way to move around and also there are plenty of trains daily conected to other cities.

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