The spaces of private life

The senses tell the ancient Port of Agrigentum

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.

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.

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 provincial layout of Sicily

The Hellenistic-Roman quarter

The domus, guardians of private life

The Oratory of Phalaris

Moments of leisure: the theatre

The sarcophagus of the Child

The Romans settle in Agrigentum

The theatre of origins

The cult of the Emperor

The Punic Wars and the final conquest of Akragas

The Living Almond Museum

The Kolymbetra Garden

Cicero’s account: Agrigentum in In Verrem

The gods of Agrigento

Mens sana in corpore sano: the gymnasium of Agrigento

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

From Akragas to Agrigentum

Vegetation in the Gardens

The life of young people in Roman times

The centre of politics in Agrigentum

The tomb of Theron

The wellness centres of the Romans

The driver of Agrigentum’s well-being

The ancient port of Agrigentum

Roman affairs

Breathing in world heritage together

An exceptional discovery: the thermal baths of Agrigentum

A Sanctuary for the Latin gods

The Roman necropolis

The forum in the city of the Akragantines

Politics comparison: Akragas and Agrigentum

Hellenistic heritage on the streets of Agrigentum