The Valley of the Temples

Myth and history of Sicily meet in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

A tour with Hotel Villa Romana to discover the Valley of the Temples

A timeless atmosphere is what you breathe in Agrigento, in the majestic Valley of the Temples.
Hotel Villa Romana is located in an ideal position for visiting the archaeological park of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a place that like few others is able to tell the oldest soul of Sicily.

In fact, the archaeological area of ​​Agrigento contains a series of Doric temples that have come to us in excellent conservation conditions, which testify to the greatness of ancient Akragas, considered one of the most important cities of Magna Graecia of the sixth century BC. A visit to the Valley of the Temples is an experience not to be missed: in this place the beauty of classical art comes to life against the enchanting backdrop of the Mediterranean coast, for an authentic synthesis of what makes Sicily a unique destination. in the world.

A few km from Hotel Villa Romana, an unforgettable day between archeology and nature

Discovering the great Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

It takes just under half an hour to travel the 15 km that separate Hotel Villa Romana from the Valley of the Temples. A day to discover the Valley of the Temples is a must to make your stay in Agrigento truly unforgettable.In the Valley of the Temples, art and nature follow each other seamlessly: let yourself be enchanted by the biodiversity of the Mediterranean scrub with trees that symbolize Sicilian nature such as almond and olive trees that frame iconic monuments, such as the famous temples of Concordia and Juno, the eight surviving columns of the temple of Heracles and the remains of a Greek theater. The 1300 hectares of the Valley of the Temples represent a real walk in the myth.

UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, the Valley of the Temples is the largest archaeological park in the world

The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is the largest archaeological park in the world with its 1300 hectares of air. A place where time seems to have stopped, capable of vibrating the strings of the soul. The site, with its 11 temples, 3 sanctuaries and several necropolises is a concentrate of Greek architecture and one of the greatest examples of Doric style currently open to visitors in the world. Thanks to its ageless charm, the Valley of the Temples received a very important recognition such as the nomination as a UNESCO heritage site in 1997.

The history of Agrigento, told by the Valley of the Temples

The Greek poet Pindar defined Agrigento the "City the most beautiful of all the hotels for men" leaving a testimony of the prosperity of the city and its importance among the Greek dominions. The valley was the area where the greatest construction investments were made in the classical age, as evidenced by the variety of types of buildings whose traces can be observed. Also noteworthy is the presence of the regional archaeological museum "Pietro Griffo", which with just under six thousand finds and its eighteen exhibition rooms helps visitors discover the history of the Valley.

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