Italy | Sicily | Agrigento | Valley of the Temples
April 29, 2007
Buon giorno, We had a big day today. Pam, Steve, Al and I left the marina around 8:15 and drove to Agrigento to visit The Valley of the Temples and the Regional Archaeological Museum. These Greek temples are actually on a ridge overlooking the valley. The setting is absolutely spectacular. They're Doric temples dating from 5th century BC. They were partially destroyed by the Cathaginians in 406 BC, Christians in 6th century and earthquakes. Nine of the original temples are still here. Temple of Zeus was the biggest and had giant figures known as telamones it it's construction. Temple of Concord is the most preserved similar to the ones we saw in Paestum. We had fun tromping over the grounds and we especially enjoyed the wide variety of wild flowers and flowering trees and bushes. In the summer I expect the grounds will be hot, dusty and brown.
Italy | Sicily| Selinute|The Acropolis |Temple of Hera
Italy | Sicily| Selinute| The Acropolis |Temple of Hera
After a visit to the museum we headed for Selinute (another archaeological site)and lunch. We had a particular villa in