What to do and see in Province of Agrigento, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

July 21, 2017 Yuk Petri

The Province of Agrigento (Italian: Provincia di Agrigento; Sicilian: Pruvincia di Girgenti) is a province in the autonomous island region of Sicily in Italy, situated on its south-western coast. It has an area of 3,041.90 square kilometres (1,174.48 sq mi), and a total population of 474,493. There are 43 comunes (Italian: comuni) in the province.
Restaurants in Province of Agrigento

1. Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)

Piazza Archeologica 1 | Via Panoramica Dei Templi, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy +39 0922 621657
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)

This region is one of the most important archeological sites in the world with many great temples such as Hera (Juno,) Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles (Hercules) and Olympian Zeus (Jupiter,) all dramatically perched along a long rocky scarp.

Reviewed By Helmuth K - Vienna Region, Austria

very easy to find and its only a small part of every things to visit at Siracusa.Staff is very friendly and helpful.

2. Tempio della Concordia

92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy +39 0922 192 0283
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5 based on 2 reviews

Tempio della Concordia

Built in 430 BC, this is one of the best-preserved Greek Temples located outside of Greece.

Reviewed By Branka V - Toronto, Canada

This temple is well preserved. I was not even aware that it looks that good. Once you see it it leaves you speechless.

3. Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca

Via Fratelli Argento 15d, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy +39 335 844 4230
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5 based on 144 reviews

Museo del Giocattolo Sciacca

Reviewed By gpiras85

Amazing collection of toys... A jump in old time that gives great emotions... Really nice for any curious spirit and suitable for any age :) Created from passion and love of the owners, who walk with you through giving explanations and revelations of amazing pieces...MoreThanks for your nice words. It was a night plenty of memories, a wonderful time spent at the museum. Thanks again.

4. Casa Museo del Sapone

C. Da Cartabubbo, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy +39 349 608 7713
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5 based on 107 reviews

Casa Museo del Sapone

A soap museum dedicated to the history and science of soap. The museum is an old, restored 19th century building with high ceilings and original stonework. On display, are two old presses and other agricultural tools, typical of South West Sicily. The inspiration to open a soap museum, comes from our experience in making and producing soap and natural cosmetics. We would like to share our passion and knowledge about the history, science and technicalities of soap making, to eveyone interested in learning more about this essential product, which started to be produced in 2800 B.C. All the visits to the museum are guided tours, and at the end of your visit you will have the chance to try our products. We are open weekdays from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with a reservation, and you may visit us out of these hours and at the weekend if we are available.

Reviewed By Talara_Bl - Antigua, Guatemala

Alessandro is one of the most positive and enthusiastic people you will ever be lucky enough to meet. He has poured his heart and soul into this museum and his passion for his work is infectious. You can't help but fall in love with this...MoreThanks a lot for the beautiful words you wrote about this experience at the museum! I am happy this tour can leave positive vibes and hope you will visit again our museum in the future!!!

5. Tempio di Giunone

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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4.5 based on 499 reviews

Tempio di Giunone

Reviewed By John_The_Miner - Salisbury, United Kingdom

The Temple is considered to be attributed to Juno/Hera although this is now disputed. The temple dates from about 450 BC and is in a commanding position at the highest point of the Valley of the temples. The north colonade is especially well preserved.

6. Scala dei Turchi

Realmonte, Sicily, Italy
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Scala dei Turchi

Reviewed By fencingdad - Ridgefield, New Jersey

Family of 15 visited this The Turkish Steps on a trip from Taormina south to Agrigento. Recommend seeing this site while visiting Valley of the Gods nearby. Steps are located along cliffs above the Sea in this area of Sicily. They are made from what appears to be white chalk. The wind has carved "steps" into these cliffs over time which gives them their unique beauty but also allows people to climb them. Their is a significant walk down below to the beach and then along the shoreline to reach these cliffs. For mobile folks in decent physical condition. Steps can be climbed - but carefully. Great location for photo buffs and photo ops! We had lunch down the beach at Mejata Beach Café. Very nice and decent food and drink!

7. Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci

Via Santa Maria dei Greci, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy +39 327 754 9152
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4.5 based on 206 reviews

Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci

Reviewed By nkdp - Alexandria, VA

So often, in Europe, upon visiting a church or mosque, you learn of other ancient religious buildings that stood on the same place, often converted to others. In Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci, pillars and floors of an ancient Greek temple can be seen. It's truly amazing to walk down along the side of the church and see the Greek pillars. In the church, they've made part of the floor glass, so you can look down at the original Greek temple.
The church is pretty - I especially like the wooden ceiling. A visit here helps pull make the ancient history human - people through the ages.

8. Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa

Via Roma 156/D, 92010 Siculiana, Sicily, Italy +39 0922 818220
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4.5 based on 647 reviews

Riserva Naturale Orientata Torre Salsa

Reviewed By GregorRon - Florence, Italy

Stop at the agriturismo up top and pay around 5 euro. Drive part way down and walk to through the woods to discover a untouched beach paradise.

9. Tempio di Ercole

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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4.5 based on 445 reviews

Tempio di Ercole

Built to honor the god Hercules in the early 6th century, this is Agrigento's oldest temple that was constructed over a structure of 38 columns, of which only eight are still standing.

Reviewed By martinu - Leominster, United Kingdom

Its all very well looking at what the Greeks and Romans did, but what you see here is the result of a Yorkshireman's enthusiasm for antiquity.

10. Farm Cultural Park

Courtyard Bentivegna | Castello Chiaramonte, 92026 Favara, Sicily, Italy +39 348 047 1865
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4.5 based on 428 reviews

Farm Cultural Park

Contemporary Tourist and Cultural Centre. Contemporary Art Galleries, permanent and temporary installations, Performance of Artists, Concept Store. In Favara - Courtyard Bentivegna - Seven Courtyards

Reviewed By Yaron_RE - Lewes, Delaware

Touring Sicily we found many places with beautiful empty houses. Most of them in the middle of towns. I think that the idea of “Farm Cultural Parks” had a potential to inject new energy into such places and to make them alive again. This idea should be supported by municipalities and the State, because it is not easy to accomplish by individuals.
I encourage people to travel and visit the Farm Cultural Park in Favara.

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