Agrigento Travel Guide

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Agrigento Overview

An absolutely charming city on the southern coast of Sicily, Agrigento not only boasts a beautiful 'old town' centre, but some of the best preserved Greek ruins outside of Greece along the Valley of the Temples.

Originally called Akragas, the city was founded around 582-580 BCE by colonists from Gela in Greece, although it was later captured by the Romans and renamed Agrigentum (210 BCE), with the inhabitants being made Roman citizens around 44 BCE. After several further name changes it was Mussolini who eventually labelled the city Agrigento, an Italianised version of Agrigentum.

The population now stands at around 60,000 people, many of whom enjoy the benefits of the steady stream of travellers who come to view the temple ruins that characterise Agrigento's charm and history.