The spaces of private life

The senses tell the ancient Port of Agrigentum

sight
The nuances of sulphur

Sulphur, when found in nature in its pure state, has a citrine yellow colour characterised by clarity and luminosity, which makes it shine under the sun’s rays. It is often found in microcrystalline clusters and therefore appears fragmented.
In the presence of impurities, the colour changes from yellow to brown and, in some cases, almost black.

smell
The smell of rotten eggs

When it binds with hydrogen, sulfur becomes hydrogen sulfide and begins to emit the characteristic smell of rotten eggs.
This phenomenon does not occur in sedimentary quarries, but rather in those of volcanic origin.

taste
Local delights

Wheat has been grown in the Agrigento area since the time of Akragas.
For the feast of Saint Calogero, hundreds of kilograms of large loaves of bread are baked to be enjoyed while still warm with oil, pepper and fresh local cheese.
The contrast between the warmth of the loaf of bread and the freshness of the cheese stored in a cool place creates an explosion of flavours that taste of tradition and authenticity.

The ancient port of Agrigentum

Breathing in world heritage together

The gods of Agrigento

The Romans settle in Agrigentum

The life of young people in Roman times

Moments of leisure: the theatre

A Sanctuary for the Latin gods

Hellenistic heritage on the streets of Agrigentum

The provincial layout of Sicily

The driver of Agrigentum’s well-being

The Hellenistic-Roman quarter

The theatre of origins

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

The wellness centres of the Romans

The domus, guardians of private life

The tomb of Theron

Politics comparison: Akragas and Agrigentum

The forum in the city of the Akragantines

Cicero’s account: Agrigentum in In Verrem

Mens sana in corpore sano: the gymnasium of Agrigento

An exceptional discovery: the thermal baths of Agrigentum

The Kolymbetra Garden

The cult of the Emperor

The Oratory of Phalaris

Vegetation in the Gardens

The Living Almond Museum

The Roman necropolis

Roman affairs

The centre of politics in Agrigentum

From Akragas to Agrigentum

The sarcophagus of the Child

The Punic Wars and the final conquest of Akragas