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  • 1 Saint-Nicolas church of Agrigento

    Religious buildings

    Via Panoramica-dei-Templi I - 92100 Agrigento

    The Cistercians built San Nicola, a Romanesque-Gothic transition style church, in tufa in the 13C. The arches come from the temple of Jupiter, which has provided materials for so many buildings. One of the chapels is home to a roman sarcophagus from ..

  • 2 Phalaris' Oratorium (Oratorio di Falaride)

    Religious buildings

    Via 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, ..

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

    Religious buildings

    Via 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.

  • 4 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..

  • 5 Saint-Jerome avenue (Via San Girolamo)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via 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

    Via 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 Agrigento Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Via 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

    Via 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 Casa Museo Regionale Luigi Pirandello

    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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