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What to do and see in Agrigento

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The touristic and archaeological attraction best known of the city of Agrigento is the Valley of the Temples, archaeological site with more than two thousand years of history that is a world heritage site by UNESCO. Among the most beautiful monuments visible there are the temple of Concord, the temple of Juno with its 25 Doric columns, the temple of Hercules, the temple of Castor and the temple of Olympian Zeus. In the scenario of the Valley of the Temples is held in the month of February, the Feast of the Almond Blossom joining the show that provides nature with that provided by the archaeological site. The city center offers numerous monuments and buildings that are in different styles, including the religious monuments they highlight the Cathedral of San Gerlando, the Sanctuary of San Calogero, theBasilica of the Immaculate Conception and the Church of St. Nicholas. Bordering the latter we can find the Regional Archaeological Museum. Bordering Agrigento is Porto Empedocle, which is one of the main ports of the south coast of Sicily. Also on the coast is the town of Sciacca, which is rich in monuments and church as well as being a spa. It is renowned for its historic carnival that is the most important of Sicily. Other seaside resort is Licata that in addition to its Baroque palaces and churches has on the sea the Castel Sant’Angelo, the Spanish fort of sighting of the XVI century. Always on the beach, the lighthouse, one of the highest in Italy. Inland we can find the towns of Bivona with its castle dating from the fourteenth century and the town ofFavara also dominated by a fourteenth century castle. The coastal area offers the possibility to carry out any type of sporting activity linked to the sea. Protected natural areas, however, allow you to get in touch with nature and what it offer.

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