Posts Tagged ‘Agrigento’

Sicily Information » Ten things to do in Sicily

1. Palermo & Monreale Palermo is a city rich in art and history and represents a must step of your tour in Sicily. Palermo and Monreale boast splendid churches, monuments, palaces and squares narrating centuries of history. As you visit the city, you will enjoy shopping in lively markets and quarters full of colours and sounds over the streets. You will surely get fascinated by special flavours and aromas of “street food” and you may also appreciate plenty of cultural events and numerous shopping opportunities this wonderful city offers. 2. San Vito lo Capo and Zingaro Nature Reserve San Vito [...]

Choosing a restaurant in Sicily » Mediterranean Coast & Interior

AGRIGENTO Leon d’Oro Viale Emporium 102, San Leone, 92100 Tel 0922-414 400 On the road that links the Valleys of the Temples to the sea, this local favourite offers meat and fish dishes. The popular antipasti platter includes mussels with lemon liqueur and fava purèe. Those who need a break from seafood could try the fillet steak with capers and olives. About 300 types of wine from Sicily and beyond. Closed Mon; mid Oct-mid Nov. AGRIGENTO Trattoria del Pescatore Via Lungomare 20, Lido di San Leone, 92100 Tel 0922-414 342 Fish, and only fish, is on the menu at this [...]

Sicily from inside » Mediterranean Coast

The Valley of the Temples

Visiting Sicily Southern coast, you will be surprised and fascinated by the contradiction characterizing this area. A modern and brutal landscape destruction including ugly illegal buildings dating back to the ’60s and ’80s as well as Gela and Augusta industrial complexes on a side and magic Valley of the Temples surrounded by almond orchards and olive grooves on the other. These stunning temples are a wonderful evidence of Greek colonisation in Sicily, standing silent and indifferent towards the mutable modern landscape. Even the nature landscape is full of contradiction: empty and desert wastelands in the inside and humid areas in [...]