The story behind the sweet marzipan fruit, typical of the November festivities
Free entry to cultural heritage sites and museums in Agrigento and surroundings? Sure! Every first Sunday of the month it is possible to visit the main cultural sites and museums of Agrigento and the province free of charge, thanks to the MiBAC (Ministry of Cultural Sites and Activities) initiative ‘Sunday at the Museum’ which gives both tourists and residents the possibility to visit cultural sites and museums for free. It is great opportunity to visit and learn more about the vast cultural heritage of Agrigento as well as its surrounding territory. In Agrigento every first Sunday of the month the following sites are open: the Archaeological Park of The Valley of Temples from 8.30 to 19.00, the Museum House Luigi Pirandello from 9.00 to 19.00 and the Archaeological Museum “Pietro Griffo” from 9:00 to 19:00.
In the province of Agrigento you will also have free access to many other interesting sites. Make an excursion to visit the Archaeological Area and Antiquarium of Eraclea Minoa from 9.00 to 17.00. Eraclea Minoa is a truly unique archaeological site: the remains of the settlement and the Greek theater of the 4th century BC are located on the top of Capo Bianco, a spectacular white cliff that plunges into a turquoise sea. A place where the fascination of history and the beauty of nature create an enchanting atmosphere. A little further inland, in Sambuca di Sicilia, “Borgo dei Borghi” 2016, you can visit the ‘Palazzo Panitteri Antiquarium’ from 9:00 to 13:30: it exhibits valuable finds of the Greek-Punic age discovered in the archaeological area of Monte Adranone. You might also like to to visit the Archaeological Museum of Ravanusa open from 9:00 to 13:00 and located along the main street of the town. It houses interesting archaeological finds from the nearby Mount Saraceno, where the sites of numerous Sicilian and Greek indigenous settlements have been discovered. This small provincial museum contains a few rare and valuable artifacts worth admiring.