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(Almost) Feeling like in Antiquity

Temple of Castor and Pollux, the mythological twins born from the union of Leda and Zeus. This is the symbol of Agrigento, the place of great historical and architectural importance. That temple is on the edge of Valley of Temples right upon ancient stream.

We had spend a few last september days in its vicinity - but we came for too short. Only a few days here... not enough to spend some time exploring the city. Here we focused on HISTORY. And did some driving in the countryside on our seach for something extraordinary... very interesting it's that place of Agrigento province... full of contrasts.
Vulcanelli for example - site of Life - Natura protected area. Very interesting and distinctive place.

finding golden light

Nights do feel inviting. Here's the view from the ridge of 'Valley of Temples'.

Water is for life ...

By the beach, San Leone. We had one day of heavy rain and wind and after that night there were the 'wildest' waves. So clear and even the best camera cannot take the very magic of the sea in the early daylight.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:thriving activity in ancient era and geological phenomenas aka vulcanelli
  • Cons:camps could be better
  • In a nutshell:lie on the sand dune, but of course, first see temples and vulcanelli
  • Last visit to Agrigento: Sep 2009
  • Intro Updated Oct 7, 2011
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Vesna, fabulous little page with outstanding photos. I have visited Italy quite a few times, but never made it further south than Amalfi. Sicilia is definitely still on my must-visit list.

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2009 at 7:55 AM

    Fascinating! Sicily is high on my list. Thanks for your great page.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2009 at 12:47 AM

    excellent tips and photos you put up there.

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