Travel Blogs from Agrigento, Italy

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Villa del Casale  and Agrigento, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy travel blog

Villa del Casale and Agrigento

A travel blog entry by debjo

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... rather than the main ingredient. A walk along the beach yielded great views and lots of sea shells. Then we were off to Agrigento. Our guide spoke perfect English and he was quite animated. It was interesting to watch and listen to him talk about the ...

Greek Temples, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Greek Temples

A travel blog entry by dawn.meiklejohn

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Visited Ragusa, Marina de Ragusa and drove through miles of tomatoe farms along the Mediterranean. The tomatoes are grown in greenhouses football fields long made of two by fours and plastic sheeting. Then we drove through miles of grape vines before ...

Temples, salt rocks, & dinner with a kitty cat, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Temples, salt rocks, & dinner with a kitty cat

A travel blog entry by lindalequesne

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... we'd like to have a mud bath, but discovered that they're closed on Mondays!  Just our luck!   We arrived in Agrigento, 150 km from Trapani, by 4:00 and checked into the Dioscuri Bay Palace (#248).  It isn't really a palace, but ...

Agrigento: a tale of two Cheeses, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Agrigento: a tale of two Cheeses

A travel blog entry by shiandgabe

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... and the sea. At night the temples are lit making this view even more enjoyable. We had a number of new food experiences in Agrigento: 1. We don't like smoked Buffalo mozzarella. To date this is the only cheese we do not like. We are also surprised by ...

Checking out the ruins, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Checking out the ruins

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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Jess, Andy and I worked out which bus to catch to get to these ruins. We spent hours here wandering ...

Running through ruins at 900 degrees, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Running through ruins at 900 degrees

A travel blog entry by apeoffools

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Today was hot - hot and even hotter and jumping around in the valley of the temples!!! ...

Agrigentian Fever, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Agrigentian Fever

A travel blog entry by ilari

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05-08022011 ..ja nyt haisee vahvasti mafialle.. Tervetuloa Agrigentoon - Sicilian ensimmäiseen turistikohteeseen jossa nykyään rikollinen raha rakentaa moderneja kerrostaloja muinaisten raunioiden päälle. Agrigenton agressiiviset mafiaperheet ...

Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Agrigento

A travel blog entry by msu

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Today was absolutely fantastic of the highest order. We were at Agriganto (I still don't think that I am spelling that right) and visited the Valley of the Temples. Three wonderfully preserved Greek ruins overlooked the Mediterranean Sea in a rusted ...

Agrigento's Greek Temples, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Agrigento's Greek Temples

A travel blog entry by ambough

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... Greek temples of Agrigento, built around 500 BC, and the town of Caltagirone, a major center for Italian ceramic-making. Agrigento did not disappoint. It was cool & windy, with a bright blue sky. Fantastic sunny Mediterranean weather for ...

On the road- Agrigento, and Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

On the road- Agrigento, and Valley of the Temples

A travel blog entry by thomasgillam

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... . It was built in 600 BC and is spread along a long ridge line situated in the center of a beautiful valley.The town of Agrigento looks down on the Valley of Temples from a hilltop nearby. I was impressed with the size of the column elements. They were ...

Agriganto, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Agriganto

A travel blog entry by msu

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... our way to Agrigento.  I really enjoyed getting to see lush hills that rolled into jutting mountains.  We arrived in Agrigento to several Greek temples resting high above the city on a hill called hill of the temples.  They are beautifully ...

Agrigento - Italy, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Agrigento - Italy

A travel blog entry by roamingmonk

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... is written 6 months later, so we may have forgotten some bits!) Further west along the coast are the speactacular ruins at Agrigento, a line of huge Greek temples on the edge of a cliff ridge overlooking the sea.  They still look very imposing now, ...

Agrigento, Sicily, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Agrigento, Sicily

A travel blog entry by doreenmullins.7

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... a wind and thunderstorm warning this morning. The wind was up, and still is as I sit in the Colleverde Park Hotel in Agrigento, the Valley of the Temples locale. Through the whirling dusty wind I can see one temple from the terrace. As we are sitting ...

Seeing Some More Churches, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Seeing Some More Churches

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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Ragusa to Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Ragusa to Agrigento

A travel blog entry by cwbluey

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... left there having enjoyed a very 'simple' meal and ready for a siesta! Most of us slept while we continued our journey to Agrigento. When we arrived we were taken to see some temples built in 500BC by the greeks who invaded this territory. We keep being ...

Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Valley of the Temples

A travel blog entry by bruce-abernethy

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... the slow speed, there is plenty to look at with the landscape quite variable along the way. The route we took skirted around Agrigento proper and thankfully, we only had a small taste of driving in traffic there. I think the experience has aged me at ...

Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Agrigento

A travel blog entry by lizallen

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Agrigento is full of Greek temples. A wonderful valley to explore with temples silhouetted against the sky. Worth a day here with a guide unless you are well up on Greek ...

Paradise at Villa San Marco, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Paradise at Villa San Marco

A travel blog entry by bradentaylor84

... in, in Agrigento is called Villa San Marco and it is right in the middle of the Valley of Temples, the reason fro coming to Agrigento.  only problem is it can only be reached by car.  luckily, the info lady at the train station helped us ...

Valley of Temples, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Valley of Temples

A travel blog entry by maryandjeff

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... still full and lots of the tables had young children.  The southern habit of eating late is still alive and well. Agrigento is a coastal town located high up on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean.  First colonized by Greeks around 600 BC, ...

Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Valley of the Temples

A travel blog entry by sdivarg

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... and ahhing the entire way. My dad keeps saying (for those of you who know him) "que bárbaro"! When we arrived at Agrigento, it actually was warm and sunny. Yay! Then as we approach the main entrance, I get even happier because I couldn't believe my ...

The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

A travel blog entry by doreenmullins.7

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... sun light up the sides of the temples. Oh, just before I leave, I have a recommendation for anyone travelling to Agrigento...La Postata di Federicoll Ristorante in Piazza Cavour....good food, family owned restaurant. Our hotel, Calleverde Park Hotel is ...

Agrigrento - Temples, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Agrigrento - Temples

A travel blog entry by jpsdrivesfast

I got up at 7:30am to leave for the bus station at 9am. The bus left for Agigrento at 9:30. I got to the area at 9:15, but i had no clue where the bus station i had to take. There are many bus companies and i was trying to find the right bus company. I ...

Down to Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Down to Agrigento

A travel blog entry by jennacalee

Having spent around 4hrs in Cefalu, we headed off to Agrigento in the South of the island. From Cefalu it was just under 2hrs drive away so i put my chair back and soaked up the rays  :o) We made it to the historical site and it was ...

Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Agrigento

A travel blog entry by timgavin

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Selinunte et Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Selinunte et Agrigento

A travel blog entry by fatofi

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... 'ce à Anna qui met dans sa poche tout le monde !). Dernière visite de la journée : la vallée des temples à Agrigento. Presque arrivées, Anna s´arrête pour demander son chemin. La discussion s´éternise et Anna à l´air de s´énerver. ...

Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Agrigento

A travel blog entry by brsant

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... grill stop. The air conditioner had played up, and he was feeling guilty so this was his present to us. We stopped in agrigento for a tour of the valley of temples. Beautiful place, with quite a few greek temples, one of which -the temple of Concordia- ...

The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

The Valley of the Temples

A travel blog entry by arniephillips

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... there was some evidence of more Greek origins (pharmacies, for example, are signed 'pharmacia' in Italy, 'farmacia' in Palermo, but were 'apotekaria' in Agrigento)...or maybe they're just messing with the tourists? Whilst the city was relatively easy to ...

route vers Agrigente, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

route vers Agrigente

A travel blog entry by ludomillou

Quelques suggestions : Pas de note car pas de réelle visite. hôtel correct, restaurant très bien ! Et surtout bien placé ! (20minutes à pied de la vallée des Temples, 3 minutes en voiture) Petite description : 1 demie journée. soleil - ...

Viste d'Agrigente, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Viste d'Agrigente

A travel blog entry by ludomillou

Quelques suggestions : Note globale : 8/10 De l'hôtel Akragas (Pas le meilleur hôtel... mais accueil sympa, resto très bon), il est possible de venir à pied (entre 15 et 30 minutes). La route n'est pas agréable, mais la vue sur la vallée est pas ...

Temples, huge statues, gardens, pizza, Agrigento, Italy travel blog

Temples, huge statues, gardens, pizza

A travel blog entry by juneauwoman

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... is lots of stuff excavated from the temples so brings them to life. One type of item I'd not see before was bronze helmets. I find Agrigento be be a clean town and I give it points for having two public bathrooms. I also find a toilet in the cathedral. ...

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