Discover the Valley of the Temples, the largest archeological site in the world and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Found off the southern coast of Sicily, the archeological site has some of the best preserved Ancient Greek ruins and Doric temples in the world - especially outside of Greece.
Explore the remains of Sicily’s ancient town of Agrigento, most of which still lies intact under the olive groves and orchards of today, and witness the magnificent 2000-year-old ruins of the Doric temples which still dominate the ancient Hellenic and later Roman town. Begin with the Temple of Olympian Zeus (Temple of Juno), and then follow via Sacra and past the early Christian necropolis. Arrive at the Temple of Concordia and witness one of the best-preserved temples of the ancient Greek world, and the largest Doric temple in history. Continuing further is the Temple of Hercules, and the Temple of Castor and Pollux, now symbols of the city of Agrigento. Spy the mysterious pyramidal monument, today known as the Tomb of Theron's Tomb, learn all about the theories behind its creation.
Due to new security measures at the Duomo, all visitors must go through a metal detector for security check. Being a new system, there is only one entry and limited security personnel, as such the lines can be quite long. In case of very long
Italy's climate varies greatly from the Alps in the north to the southern areas and islands. Many parts of the country are fairly mild climate and beautiful for different reasons throughout the year. Some prefer to visit in the spring when...