The strength and preeminence of this city was brought to a close in 406 BC when the Carthaginians destroyed the defensive settlement. However, the Carthaginians were followed by the Romans, who reconstructed the city and its temples.
What we admire today as the Valley of the Temples was, in fact, a product of Rome. Designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, it measures more than 1,300 hectares and contains over 10 temples in Doric style.
Today, the Valley is definitely a MUST while uncovering the secrets of Sicily.
Near Agrigento, one can also glimpse one of the most memorable sights in all of Sicily: La Scala dei Turchi. This great rocky cliff with its rounded edges is almost snow-white in color and descends down into the sea like a curtain of billowy clouds. The great natural staircase is flanked by two beaches composed of fine sand. The area has become famous thanks to the stories of Andrea Camilleri with his famous Inspector Montalbano.
Finally, a few kilometers from Agrigento one can also see the mud volcanoes of Macalube.
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