The senses tell the living museum of the Almond tree
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.
Shades of colour that envelop the landscapes
The description of the Valley by Justus Tomassini during his Grand Tour tells us that despite the passing years, the beauty of the nature and buildings of the Valley of the Temples have remained unchanged: “Here for the first time I enjoyed the fiery splendour of the southern vegetation and the infinite fascination spread throughout nature. […] The ruins of the temples, the houses and even the mountains were of an intense fiery red, while on the sea it rested like a purple mantle”.
The patriarchs of the Valley
Between one building and another in the garden of the Valley of the Temples, it is easy to find thousand-old olive trees that silently watch the events unfold.
Their gnarled, rough and often twisted trunks seem to guard and convey a timeless story.
Varieties of scents
When the six hundred citrus trees in the Kolymbetra Garden begin to bloom in spring, the entire atmosphere is inebriated with the sweet scent of the shoots, which, over time, is replaced by the more sour scent of juicy oranges.
MiC – Ministero della Cultura
Legge 77/2006 - Misure Speciali di Tutela e Fruizione dei Siti Italiani di Interesse Culturale, Paesaggistico e Ambientale, inseriti nella “Lista Del Patrimonio Mondiale”, posti sotto la Tutela dell’ UNESCO Regione Siciliana.
Assessorato dei Beni Culturali e dell’Identità Siciliana, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali e dell’Identità Siciliana.
Parco archeologico della Valle dei Templi di Agrigento.