Nature, Culture and Art
A particular characteristic of the province of Agrigento is that the south part follows the coast from Licata to Porto Palo di Menfi, looking out over the Mediterranean Sea, while the north side faces central Sicily, as it gradually enters the area of the Sicani mountains.
Part of the territory once known as the Val di Mazara, is the ideal for a journey to discover its culture, or for an immersion into its nature, or for a search to discover its various artistic expressions ranging from handicraft to cooking.
For those who consider culture to be the main reason for their holiday, in this territory you will find the important UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Valley of the Temples: a history spanning more than a thousand years, with evidence of the presence of Greeks, Arabs, Normans, then Spanish, French and Bourbon. Evidence to be seen in the religious and aristocratic architecture, in the farming traditions and in the gastronomy.
For birdwatchers and for those who want to see a territory miraculously saved from destruction by the hand of man, there is no better place to come. The mouth of the River Platani, the Torre Salsa Reserve, Bovo Marina, the Kolymbetra Garden, are not to be missed, nor can the hot springs and the natural steam caves of the Sciacca area. Art in Sicily is rich in colours and shapes, in the province of Agrigento you will also find the ceramics workshops using colours which recall the sun and the sea, and the working of coral, to reach at last the apex of the art of cookery, where our chef Damiano Ferraro will be able to lead you as a guide would show you round a museum.