The nature of the valley

Vegetation in the Gardens

With a view to historical continuity, as part of the FAI intervention, new plants were grown in the Kolymbetra gardens and the species that originally grew there were replanted.
Today, the Kolymbetra Garden is rich in varied vegetation that makes it a magical place, pleasant to walk in but also to dive into the past and history of the place.
The highest parts of the valley are home to the typical plants of the Maquis shrubland: myrtle, mastic, broom, dwarf palm and many more. Their delicious scents sweeten the surrounding air and give wonderful colourful compositions inspired by Sicily’s warmth.
Towards the bottom of the small valley, on the other hand, where the water from the feaci irrigation systems arrives, there are poplars and salt cedars, as well as a wonderful citrus grove with different varieties of mandarins, oranges and lemons. The garden is also full of typical species such as prickly pear, almond, mulberry, carob and giant Saracen olive trees .
In another area there is a garden for the seasonal cultivation of aubergines, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes and courgettes.

Roman affairs

The Hellenistic-Roman quarter

The provincial layout of Sicily

The ancient port of Agrigentum

Breathing in world heritage together

The wellness centres of the Romans

The gods of Agrigento

The tomb of Theron

The theatre of origins

From Akragas to Agrigentum

The forum in the city of the Akragantines

The Oratory of Phalaris

Politics comparison: Akragas and Agrigentum

The Kolymbetra Garden

The sarcophagus of the Child

The centre of politics in Agrigentum

The life of young people in Roman times

The Romans settle in Agrigentum

Vegetation in the Gardens

The Living Almond Museum

The cult of the Emperor

Hellenistic heritage on the streets of Agrigentum

The driver of Agrigentum’s well-being

The domus, guardians of private life

A Sanctuary for the Latin gods

Mens sana in corpore sano: the gymnasium of Agrigento

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

The Punic Wars and the final conquest of Akragas

Moments of leisure: the theatre

Cicero’s account: Agrigentum in In Verrem

The Roman necropolis

An exceptional discovery: the thermal baths of Agrigentum