The village of Montallegro
and the Val di Mazara territory

The province of Agrigento

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.

A holiday between history and nature


I templi, la Valle, Porto Empedocle, la Scala dei Turchi, le oasi naturalistiche, la festa del Mandorlo in Fiore, Pirandello, Camilleri e Sciascia... La provincia di Agrigento è questo e molto di più.
Una vacanza in questa parte della Sicilia è una scoperta continua. Agrigento e i suoi dintorni sono un territorio ricco di storia, natura e bellezza. Non dovrete scegliere tra una vacanza di cultura e una vacanza di svago perché avrete tutto questo nel raggio di pochi chilometri. Tanto mare, lunghissime spiagge dorate e scogliere uniche, parchi archeologici, buon cibo, tradizione ed ospitalità, vi aspettano.

A village to discover


Relais Briuccia and its restaurant Capitolo Primo can be found at Montallegro, in the province of Agrigento, on the south coast of Sicily, half way between Sciacca and Agrigento and a short distance from the splendid testimonials of Classic antiquity that dominate the Valley of the Temples.
A happy couple in life and in work, Damiano and Adriana are the friendly and likeable hosts, who have created in the little village of Montallegro a masterpiece which they cherish with dedication and passion. Discover it with us.

The Val di Mazara territory

The other destinations in the surroundings of Relais Briuccia at Montallegro

The Sicilian territory of the Val di Mazara is a breathtaking spectacle both by day and by night: the ancient Phoenician colony of Eraclea Minoa is not to be missed, with traces of the Roman presence on top of the Greek remains (it is only 10 minutes from Relais Briuccia) and Burgio with its Jewish quarter, a town of ceramics and bell foundries.
And for those who love nature and the sea, a few kilometres from Montallegro is the WWF Torre Salsa Wildlife Reserve.

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A strong couple in life and in work, Damiano and Adriana are the friendly, amiable owners who made a dream come true in the little village of Montallegro.

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