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  • 1 Phalaris' Oratorium (Oratorio di Falaride)

    Religious buildings

    v. dei Templi I - 92100 Agrigento

    This was probably a small Greek temple converted into an oratory during the Norman period. Legend has it that it was built on the site of the tyrant Phalaris' palace it is named after. Near the oratory, you will see the relics of an Ekklesiasterion, ..

  • 2 Saint Biagio Church, Temple of Déméter (S. Biagio)

    Religious buildings

    v. Demetra I - 92100 Agrigento

    This small 13C Norman church, converted from a small Greek temple, is dedicated to Demeter, the Goddess of fertility whose popularity in Sicily is emphasised by another rupestrian temple situated below San Biagio, also consecrated to the Goddess.

  • 3 Pirandello Square (Piazza Pirandello)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Pirandello I - 92100 Agrigento

    In memory of Luigi Pirandello (illustrious author of Six characters seeking an author who was born and buried in Caos, below Agrigento), this square is flanked by a beautiful 17C town hall, an old Dominican convent and a Baroque church whose façade i..

  • 4 Abbey of Holy-Spirit (Abbazia di Santo Spirito)

    Religious buildings

    Salida S. - Spirito I - 92100 Agrigento

    The convent and its church date from the 13C. The façade has retained a gothic portal and the single-nave interior has a beautiful baroque decor and five high-relief by Giacomo Serpotta. The Abbey stands out for its most attractive entrance to the ch..

  • 5 Saint-Jerome avenue (Via San Girolamo)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. San Gerolamo I - 92100 Agrigento

    19C del Campo-Lazzarini palace and 18C Barone Celauro palace with its two rows of small balconies are worth a closer look on this avenue flanking the palace.

  • 6 Biblioteca Lucchesiana

    Museums and art

    v. Duomo I - 92100 Agrigento

    Founded in 1765 by Bishop Lucchesi Palli, this library contains more than 45,000 ancient books and manuscripts. The statue of the founder keeps watch over the reading room with its neatly aligned wooden shelves. Books on secular subjects are kept to ..

  • 7 Cathedral (Cattedrale)

    Religious buildings

    v. del Duomo I - 92100 Agrigento

    The Normans in the 11C built the first Cathedral. Windows from the original edifice remain at the level of the current transept. The Cathedral was rebuilt between the 13 and 14C, modified in the 17C and then restored after its collapse in 1966. The u..

  • 8 Saint-Mary-of-the-Greeks Church

    Religious buildings

    v. Orfane I - 92100 Agrigento

    The small Saint-Mary-of the-Greeks church was built in the 14C on what was left of a temple consecrated to Athena. It was dedicated to the Greek orthodox religion.

  • 9 Il Caos

    Museums and art

    Contrada Caos Villesata I - 92100 Villaseta

    "I am son of Chaos", wrote Pirandello. Il Caos is in fact the birthplace of Luigi Pirandello. The small house stands in open country, solitary and silent. Visitors can retrace the life and work of the author through documents, manuscripts, ..

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