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Archaeological Area of Agrigento

Agrigento, Italy

Founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century B.C., Agrigento became one of the leading cities in the Mediterranean world. Its supremacy and pride are demonstrated by the remains of the magnificent Doric temples that dominate the ancient town, much of which still lies intact under today's fields and orchards. Selected excavated areas throw light on the later Hellenistic and Roman town and the burial practices of its early Christian inhabitants. Agrigento is one of the most important archaeological sites in southern Sicily. It offers a breathtaking view of the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Agrigento. For visitors, it is a real pleasure to admire the ancient monuments and the magnificent temples that make this place so special.

The archaeological site of Agrigento is called the "City of Temples". It includes six magnificent temples typical of Greek architecture. The most famous temples are the Temple of Zeus Olympos, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Hera and the Temple of Eucles.

The archaeological area also houses some important monuments from the Roman period, such as the Baths of San Calogero and the ancient ruins of the Temple of Hercules. A visit to Agrigento is also a must for anyone who wants to explore the ancient Roman ruins.

The town also has a wealth of museums offering interesting archaeological displays. The Archaeological Museum of Agrigento is the most important museum in the city and offers a wide range of archaeological exhibits reflecting the history of ancient Agrigento.

There are also other sights in Agrigento, such as the ancient ruins of the city walls built by the Greeks. The town also offers some beautiful gardens and parks that provide a little respite from urban life.

The archaeological site of Agrigento is an ideal destination for anyone who wants to explore the history of the ancient world. It is a wonderful place to discover and experience the exciting aspects of ancient Greek and Roman culture.