VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES
Hellenistic-Roman Quarter


In 210 BC Akragas succumbed to the influence of the Roman Empire. In the 2nd century BC Polybius was fascinated by the extraordinary splendour of Agrigentum, the regularity of its urban structure and its noble dwellings. Part of an elegant residential quarter, located in proximity of the archaeological museum, has been excavated and can be visited. As this residential area had developed over pre-existing structures between the 2nd century BC and the 4th century AD, the remains of both Hellenistic and Pompeian villas, some with porticoes and others with mosaic floors, have been found. The Hellenistic-Roman Quarter, however, has maintained the original urban structure over the centuries: the dwellings are built on a perpendicular grid composed of cardine (streets running in a North-South direction) and decumani (streets running in an East-West direction), thereby creating insulae (blocks of houses). This urban layout is identical to the original Greek model, defined by plateiai and stenopoi and introduced by Hippodamus of Miletus. Besides villas, several taverns and shops have also been identified, as well as an elegant Roman domus with a thermal bath. The Hellenistic Theater and a Roman Temple have recently been identified just near the Hellenistic Quarter. Freeing own imagination between these places is easy: imagine yourself immerged in daily life of the ancient city, at the time when the Greek city of “Akràgas” became the Roman “Agrigentum”.

Archeological Area Tourist Information
THIS information is subject to change without prior notice

The Archaeological Park can only be accessed from the east entrance near the “Temple of Juno”.

Visitors will be able to enter only last a maximum of 300 people per hour.

Reservation and purchase of tickets through the Call center or on CoopCulture website is recommended.

The “Giunone” entrance has the following services: Parking, Ticket, Bus, Information.

We are waiting for you for a visit in total safety in compliance with the anti-Covid regulations in force.

Until 10 July 2020: daily open from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. – from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. (exit by 8:00 p.m.)

From 11 July to 13 September 2020: open Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. –  from 4.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. (exit by 11:00 p.m.)

On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: entry from 8:30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. – from 4.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. (exit by midnight).

 

Reservation and purchase of tickets through the Call center or on CoopCulture website is recommended.

Ticket to the Valley of the Temples: €10  per person.

Free entry for children, younger than 18 years old. 50% discount for EU citizens between 18 and 25 of age

Combo Tickets

Valley of the Temples + Archaeological Museum = € 13.50

Valley of the Temples + Garden of the Kolymbethra= € 15.00

Valley of the Temples: contacts for institutional information

Tel. +39 0922621611

Fax  +39 092226438

CoopCulture – Call center: contacts for reservations, tickets and information

tel. +39 09221839996

The following coordinates indicate the point of interest

GPS
N 37° 17' 49.6''
E 13° 35' 30.12''

Google maps
37.29711, 13.59170

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