Hotel Domus Aurea

C.da Maddalusa S.S. 640 km 4, 150, Agrigento, Sicily, 92100 , Italy | 4 star hotel
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Agrigento and the Valley of temples

A travel blog entry by sam.tank

5

I came to Agrigento without knowing too much about it and booked to stay in an apartment for three nights... Luckily there is not much to see because, like many of the less touristy towns, everything is closed on a Sunday, and most places are closed on a Monday, at least in the afternoon!

This area in which the apartment is situated is around a 15 main walk from the train station, and on the opposite side from the main town, meaning having to walk through a few sketchy ...

Valley of the Temples

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

4

... get to Mandranova without a car.

Planning my next trip to Sicily. On my list to date is: Matera and the hotel, Le Grotte della Civita; Taormina (town to visit and stay) and Contrada Mandranova (place to stay).

The countryside in Sicily is very picturesque - very green; rolling countryside; villages on the top of hills; vineyards everywhere.

We have had to eat at the hotel the last two nights because the Colleverde Park Hotel is near ...

Ancient Opulance

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

... and we were greeted upon arrival by the owner - a very nice touch. The rooms are big but you couldn't swing a cat in the bathroom. However, the bathroom does give plenty of scope to string a clothes line. We are only staying two nights in order to visit the Valley of the Temples tomorrow. This is probably just as well because, although it is a lovely hotel, it's not in an area that is accessible to anything. Nothing is in walking distance - no cafés, shops ...

Wash day in the Valley of the Temples

A travel blog entry by ianandjackie

5

The morning started with us separating our washing into delicates and others, Donna Franca helped with the finer details of her washing machine.

We had overshot the valley by some 7 miles so cycled back to the archaeological site which is vast and was home to some 200,000 inhabitants. I will let my learned friend fill you in on the 10 temples and other historic aspects of the site.

There ...

Mazara del Vallo to Porto Palo

A travel blog entry by ianandjackie

5

... that discretion was the better part of valour and retreated before we were detained by the Carabinieri for breaking and entering. There followed a brief, Rob Bryden inspired, excursion onto a motorway slipway where I am sorry to report that discretion won out again but otherwise the journey to Selinunte was peaceful and uneventful.

Selinunte had the distinction of being sacked by the Carthaginians in 409BC and never really recovering, which makes it very exciting ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on C.da Maddalusa S.S. 640 km 4, 150, Agrigento, is near Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), Temple of Concord, Eraclea Minoa, and Temple of Hercules.
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