The Valley of the Temples and the Selinunte archaeological park
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento is a spectacular testimony to ancient Greek colonisation spread across 1,300 hectares of pure wonder. Take a walk among 30-metre tall columns and massive tympana and let your jaw drop in awe at the sight of the beautifully preserved temple of Concordia, or lose yourself in a distant past as you walk the golden expanse of the Olympeion field. Descend into the catacombs of Grotte di Frangipane and let your imagination run free as you sit on the stone steps of the Bouleuterion – the ancient Greek senate house.
Once a thriving Greek colony, Selinunte is now the largest archaeological park in Europe, developing across an area of 270 hectares. Its temples soar high against the bright blue of the Sicilian sky, telling a story that spans 2,500 years. The vast area can be negotiated either on foot or by electric car, and there is also a special train that covers a dedicated route inside the park.