The nature of the valley

The Living Almond Museum

At the Park of the Valley of the Temples, archaeological excavations conducted over time have found almond seeds in layers of earth from the late antiquity, highlighting how almonds are linked to the territory of Agrigento.
In order to protect the area’s different varieties, in 1997 the Museo Vivente del Mandorlo (Living Almond Museum) was established. At the foot of the hill of the Temple of Hera Lacinia , around 200 different species grow, which the experts of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Palermo study every day to understand and protect their biodiversity.
Mandorlo in fioreThe main purpose of the Living Almond Museum is to keep the oldest varieties of almonds alive, since they are in danger of disappearing.
In addition to this, researchers continue to examine the different specimens to understand which types are best for various purposes, for example, which almonds might be suitable for famous Sicilian confectionery, where this ingredient is found in abundance.
Torrone, amaretti and frutta martorana are just a few examples of the delicious Sicilian sweets that use this sweet ingredient.

The centre of politics in Agrigentum

The sarcophagus of the Child

The Living Almond Museum

The wellness centres of the Romans

Vegetation in the Gardens

The Punic Wars and the final conquest of Akragas

Roman affairs

The provincial layout of Sicily

The Roman necropolis

The ancient port of Agrigentum

The Oratory of Phalaris

The gods of Agrigento

Breathing in world heritage together

From Akragas to Agrigentum

A Sanctuary for the Latin gods

The Romans settle in Agrigentum

Hellenistic heritage on the streets of Agrigentum

Moments of leisure: the theatre

The tomb of Theron

The theatre of origins

The cult of the Emperor

Politics comparison: Akragas and Agrigentum

The life of young people in Roman times

An exceptional discovery: the thermal baths of Agrigentum

The Kolymbetra Garden

The forum in the city of the Akragantines

Works for the muses: the mosaics of the Hellenistic-Roman quarter

Cicero’s account: Agrigentum in In Verrem

The driver of Agrigentum’s well-being

The domus, guardians of private life

Mens sana in corpore sano: the gymnasium of Agrigento

The Hellenistic-Roman quarter