The ancient city embraced by the gods

Founded in 580 BC by Rhodium-Cretan settlers from Gela, in less than a century Agrigento became a power known throughout the Mediterranean for its flourishing arts and sciences.
The Doric temples that its inhabitants built still stand proudly on the southern slope of the hill.
They were built using the local soft limestone, which gives the monuments their characteristic yellow ochre colour.
Cinta di Templi