THE VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES AND THE SCALE OF THE TURKS
Just over 2 hours of road along the Sicilian coast allow us to reach the archaeological area of Agrigento characterized by the exceptional state of conservation and a series of Doric Temples of the Hellenic period. Since 1997 the entire area has been included in the list of World Heritage Sites (UNESCO), with its 1300 hectares, is the largest archaeological site in the world.
Absolutely not to be missed is the particular geological conformation of "the scale of the Turks" located in this geographical area.
La Scala dei Turchi is a rocky wall that rises above the sea along the coast between Realmonte and Porto Empedocle, in the province of Agrigento. The name comes from past piracy raids by the Turks who found shelter in this area barely beaten by the winds. It consists of marl, a sedimentary rock of calcareous and clayey nature, with a characteristic pure white color.
Where we will be
Agrigento is a hilly city on the south-western coast of Sicily. It is known for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas and the Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples. On the outskirts of the modern city is the Agrigento Regional Archaeological Museum which houses artefacts and a telamon (giant male statue). To the west is the Scala dei Turchi, an unusual white cliff with steps overlooking sandy beaches.
What we will see
Ancient history and unique geological conformations.
Who can join
Guests fond of ancient history, archeology is of unusual, almost lunar landscapes. dell’archeologia è di paesaggi insoliti, quasi lunari.
Memories and emotions
A journey in a lunar landscape, from the blinding white, to the turquoise sea, to the gold of the earth and of the ancient temples arrived intact to this day. A day to remember for a long time.