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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... city with great temples and two harbours. It was sacked in 409 BC by Carthage (Tunisia today) and never really recovered. This was followed by an earthquake in the 8th century. Apparently from the air you can see the columns fell like dominoes.
Why did I think these ruins were the best? I think it is because the preserve is large and there are no encroaching cities or industries. The ruins of eight temples plus the houses, ...
... 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 ...
... We did and there were few with us on the climb. We spent some time wandering the deserted piazza and taking photos, the rest walked farther down hill, visited a convent and came back placid, refreshed and extolling the life of self denial for others. I thought the barking dog across the street who lives on the roof top patio would announce their arrival back to the hotel, but alas he obviously decided they were locals after a day so they just ...
... for forgetting to tell me to go to a different bar today. He'd tried earlier, but thought I must be asleep. In fact I was out bright and early, searching for coffee, then beginning my 'church crawl' around the medieval town. There are 13 churches and 2 monasteries! Bells were ringing in all directions, and at various times the sounds mixed in the heavy air, most churches having two pitches, and the timbres varying. Thunder even added to the effect around 11am when they were at ...
... 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 ...