Things to Do in Agrigento
Set beneath the Greek ruins in Sicily’s Valley of the Temples, the ancient Kolymbetra Garden (Giardino della Kolymbethra is a peaceful respite from the heat and crowds of the nearby archaeological site. Recharge among the olive and citrus trees, admire views of the Temple of Castor and Pollux, and visit the 5th-century-BC hypogea.
One of the most unique sights in Sicily, this outdoor sculpture garden created by 20th-century Sicilian artist Filippo Bentivegna contains thousands of carved stone heads done in theart brut, or naïve, style. Take a break from the ancient temples of nearby Agrigento and Selinunte to discover this eccentric modern artist.
The House Museum of Soap (Casa Museo del Sapone), created by an artisan soap company in their estate’s historic Sicilian farmhouse, is dedicated to the history and science of soap-making. You can view old presses and agricultural tools, see demonstrations, and even make your own soap during the guided tour.