The monumentalization of Akragas

The senses tell The gardens of Kolymbetra

The ciarduna of Agrigento

Sicily is famous for its delicious sweets.
In the province of Agrigento the “ciarduna a la camastrisa” are traditional fragrant wafers enriched with coarsely chopped local almonds, filled with sweet ricotta cheese and finished with a puff of icing sugar.
The contrast not only in flavour, but of the consistency of the wafer and the ricotta creates a genuine sensory experience!

The ancient trunks of the Patriarchs of the Valley

Between one building and another in the garden of the Valley of the Temples, it is easy to find centuries-old olive trees that silently watch the events unfold.
Their gnarled, rough and often twisted trunks seem to stand guard and tell a timeless story: when caressing their bark, you can sense how they are infused with the whole majesty of Akragas’ history.
Gli antichi tronchi dei patriarchi della Valle

Varieties of scents

When the six hundred citrus trees in the Kolymbetra Garden begin to bloom in spring, there is nothing more beautiful than losing yourself in the sweet scent of the shoots, which, over time, is replaced by the more sour scent of juicy oranges.

From pagan cults to Christian worship: the Church of St. Gregory

The Temple of Hera Lacinia

The most beautiful city of mortals

The Temple of Demeter

The Temple of Asclepius

The cult of Demeter and Persephone

The Akragas building sites

Reinforcement of natural ramparts

Akragas in the beginning

A monument for the victory over Carthage: the Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Temple of Heracles

The lively decorations of the temple

Sacrifices for the goddesses that made the fields fertile

The Temple of Concordia

Theron, tyrant of the arts and victories

Vegetation in the Gardens

The Sanctuary of Asclepius: a place of welcome for the sick

The sanctuary of the chthonic deities

The Twelve Labours of Heracles

The Eleusinian mysteries

Phalaris, the terrible tyrant

The Kolymbetra Garden

The walls of Akragas in the fifth century BC

Empedocles, the political philosopher