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.

Mens sana in corpore sano: the gymnasium of Agrigento

A Sanctuary for the Latin gods

The sarcophagus of the Child

The forum in the city of the Akragantines

The tomb of Theron

The centre of politics in Agrigentum

From Akragas to Agrigentum

Cicero’s account: Agrigentum in In Verrem

The cult of the Emperor

The wellness centres of the Romans

The Roman necropolis

The domus, guardians of private life

The driver of Agrigentum’s well-being

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

The Oratory of Phalaris

The ancient port of Agrigentum

The Punic Wars and the final conquest of Akragas

The Hellenistic-Roman quarter

Hellenistic heritage on the streets of Agrigentum

Roman affairs

Politics comparison: Akragas and Agrigentum

Breathing in world heritage together

The gods of Agrigento

Vegetation in the Gardens

The Romans settle in Agrigentum

The Living Almond Museum

Moments of leisure: the theatre

The life of young people in Roman times

The provincial layout of Sicily

The theatre of origins

An exceptional discovery: the thermal baths of Agrigentum

The Kolymbetra Garden