Agrigento has a captivating and complex history dating back to prehistoric time. It is a city laden with architectural jewels and epic tales. Formerly known as Acragas by the Greeks, Agrigentum by the Romans, Kerkent by the Arabs and Girgenti by the Normans, Agrigento has unique historic layers to unearth. With your Presto Guide, see the most legendary sites, sounds and spectacles of this Ancient Greek city.
"Without Sicily, Italy cannot be fully understood. It is here one finds the key to all things." - J.W. Goethe
Established in 582 B.C. and located on the southern coast of Sicily, Agrigento has played host to various ruling powers and conflicts. Due to its complicated and lengthy history, an unparalleled assortment of archaeological ruins abound. We will visit the sacred site of the Valley of the Temples to experience one of the most well-preserved Ancient Greek archaeological sites outside of present-day Greece. At Valley of Temples, witness the seven classic temples which were constructed as a dedication to Greek deities. We will also visit the Church of Saint Nicola which was built from the volcanic ruins of the temple of Zeus. The Church contains the Roman sarcophagus of Hippolitus and Phaedra. A Presto guide will share with you the stories behind the ancient treasures of this remarkable coastal city.