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Agira : Michelin's recommendations
Agira, overlooked by the remains of a castle built during the Swabian period, owed its fame and prosperity to the Basilian monastery of San Filippo, which received substantial revenues from its properties throughout Europe. In 1537, Charles V granted the title of “Royal City” to Agira, which granted the town numerous privileges. However, once the Spanish crown began to experience financial difficulties, Philip IV decided to sell the city to Genoese merchants and Agira gradually fell into decline.
Tourist attractions Agira : Things to see and do
Piazza Abbazia I - 94011 Agira
Dating from the end of the 18C, the church of the ancient monastery of San Filippo, decorated throughout with gilded stuccos, accommodates a moving wooden crucifix by Fra'Umile da Petralia, A liturgical chancel in wood depicting scenes in the life of..