Hotel Domus Aurea
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... feel while you are there.
Now time to join the others for a drink and watch the 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 on the outskirts of town, has a lovely patio and garden. If the wind isn't blowing you off ...
... of the beach, which is said to be littered with military pillboxes from WW II but the oil refinery along the way combined with the totally unappealing look of the industrial wasteland of the area caused us to drive on to Falconara to the west where we stopped for lunch. The wind was ferocious and if there had been an inviting beach would have swept us off.
I haven't mentioned it before but Larry is a WW II amateur historian who seems to have ...
... the bus. I hopped in with them. They were tourists from Argentina, and the husband would not listen to his wife (who could speak a little Italian, a little English), or to me. He was relying on the Spanish speaking GPS. It took us back to my original roundabout, but instead of turning left, he continued ahead, following his GPS, which took us on the Templi 'scenic road'. So we drove around the whole complex, his wife and I admiring the ruins as they sat above us from the road, ...
... to visit two of the temples. Both the Temple of Juno and the Temple of Concord date from around 450 BC and are in various states of decay. They are still quite grand and imposing buildings set into a rocky landscape surrounded by olive and almond trees. And while the modern city of Agrigento is clearly visible on the distant valley side you can still get a strong sense of the ancient city set out before you. It was hot though and we were keen to go to a beach on ...
... will also happen. One uneventful ride later, and we find ourselves in Agrigento.
One thing I have learned during these past few days: NEVER assume that anything works like it should, or AT ALL for that matter, even if it is listed in the guidebook. We get to the train station in Agrigento, where we should find lockers to store our bags. We do, after a once-over of the entire station, but of course, they ...