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Agrigento in its Valley of the Temples.. journey into ancient Greece ..... all the experiences to live it

The Valley of the Temples, in Agrigento, is endless suggestion among the remains of the Greek town of Akragas! A journey into the past, between sparkling golden temples and citrus gardens, trough what is the world's largest archaeological site, nestled between the Agrigento and its villages of wise beauty with its gold sandy beacheas, that always inspiring, as muses, the greats of Italian literature... UNESCO from 1997 was founded in the 6th century BC under the name Akragas, it shone until the arrival of the Carethian army in 406 BC, a sad date that marked the fate of the "most beautiful city of mortals" (in the words of the poet Pindaro). Many have compared the Valley of the Temples to Athens, because of its architectural splendour and for being home to great historical figures such as Empedocle, Simonide and Pindaro... remains an unmissable stop for every traveler in the world to perceive the history ...by day as by night or at sunset ... where contemporary arts from music to theatre like visual ones, manage to revitalize it  , like the giant bronze work of the famous Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj, that it has remained to witness since 2011! 

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 AGRIGENTO: THE TEMPLES VALLEY

SELINUNTE tempio canova 

It will be an itinerary that winds through the jewels of antiquity fruit of Greco-Roman domination to breathe every emotion that will lead us to the enchantment of Sciacca with our food tastings of our foodies pit stop and its Islamic Rabatto up to the "fantastic" garden by Bentivegna

We can only start with a guided tour of one of the most extraordinary complexes of existing sacred buildings, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Placed on the rocky ridge that delimits the plateau to the south on which the classical town rose, the sight of the remains of the Doric temples, with the twinkling of the sun, will be a plunge to the heart and ... although this is not the occasion to see it dissipate under the sunrise or under the lower light of the sunset .. we would be charming! It will be easy to imagine archaic rituals, danced races, teasing, litanies, where Hera (Juno) Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles (Hercules), Zeus (Jupiter) Olimpic, Castor and Pollux (Dioscuri) and Hephaistos (Vulcan), re-emerge as a buried memory , along with the morning sun, coming out from the ancient city of Akragas, described by Virgil in the Aeneid.Then the evocative passage from the garden of Kolymbethra, surrounded by ancient ruins of the acropolis of Selinunte, to the Caves of Cusa and the blue of the sea to reach Sciacca, the ancient Thermae Selinuntinae, where a visit of the ancient Islamic Rabatto and its streets teeming with artistic workshops of corals and pottery will be the perfect "theater" for our Foodies pit stop with a tasting typical dishes , as light lunch, before giving us the perfect ending with two occasions: stepping on the golden sand along a few kilometers of precious beauty, enjoying a delicious ice cream that we would have procured in another dutiful foodies pit stop, and stroll the enchanted garden where, at the foot of Mount Kronio, where we will visit the world "fantastic" of Filippo Bentivegna, who in doubt of his Sanity was left free to express the ingenious creativity of extracting the tuff directly from the earth to sculpt only heads. [...]

 


 

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