The Valley of Temples
From the past ages till today the Valle-dei-templi, Italy has remained the most sublime evidence of the Greek civilization. The entire park is made up of the remnants of a string of Doric temples, which were dedicated to different Greek gods. The construction of the temples dates back to the 5th century BC. Though they were later burned down by the Carthaginians in a later period the Romans reconstructed those, but ultimately anti-pagan sentiments were the cause of their ruins. The Valley has ruins of all 7 temples, constructed in Doric style.
The temples are:
Temple of Juno: It was built in the 5th century BC but was burnt down by the Carthaginians in 406 BC. This temple was used for having wedding celebrations.
Temple of Heracles: This was one of the most acclaimed deities in the ancient ages. It was afterward destroyed by an earthquake and today consists of only eight columns.
Temple of Concordia: This was also built in the 5th century BC but was later turned into a church in the 6th century AD. This temple is now one of the best-preserved one in the Valley.
Temple of Zeus, Olympic: To celebrate the city’s victory over Carthage, this temple was constructed in 480 BC. The temple is characterized by large-sized atlases.
Temple of Asclepius: This temple is located far from the primeval town’s walls. The temple served as the pilgrimage goal for people striving to heal from sickness.
Temple of Vulcan: This temple was also constructed in the 5th century BC. It proudly had the most striking constructions in the Valley, however, most of which are destroyed by natural phenomena.
Temple of Castor and Pollux: This temple speaks of modern Agrigento, though today only four columns remain.
Hotel in Italy
Hotel Villa Athena:
This is one of the top 10 hotels in Agrigento. You can get a wide variety of rooms from a classic double room to a suite, presidential suite, and the luxurious villa suite. Some of the facilities and amenities offered by the hotel include restaurants, solarium, bar, massage, library, Jacuzzi, horseback riding, swimming pool, hiking, free wi-fi internet access, complimentary newspaper, baggage storage space, free parking, and so on. You can also get certain exclusive services like babysitting services, banquet/meeting facilities, bicycle rental, packed lunches, currency exchange, breakfast in the room, and many more.
Colleverde Park Hotel:
This boutique hotel is located near the Temple of Concordia. You can dine at the restaurant and savor mouth-watering dishes. Some of the facilities offered by the hotel are complimentary breakfast, high-speed internet connection, multilingual staff, garden, coffee in the lobby, wedding services, onsite parking, tour assistance, air-conditioned rooms, in-room safes, mini-bar, cribs for infants, and so on.
Best Western Hotel:
Situated near the Archaeological Park and only 2 kilometers from the beach, this hotel is great and offer lovely facilities that include laundry services, concierge desk, onsite parking, great pools, business center, Wi-Fi area, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, private beach, patio, poolside bar, television in lobby, multiple conferencing rooms, onsite basketball and volleyball, and much more.
This hotel lies in close proximity to the Temple of Heracles, Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone, and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Apart from its own lounge and bar the resort also has 3 restaurants. Each morning you will get complimentary breakfast. Some of the other amenities include ironing board in rooms, blackout drapes, rollaway beds, in-room safes, laundry services, free parking, porter services, multilingual staff, and so on. The different types of rooms will suit every variety of pockets.
Hotel Della Valle:
Situated amidst the lush and tranquil greenery, this 4-star hotel offers luxurious, comfortable, air-conditioned accommodation and manifold facilities and services. There are 117 rooms and the courteous and friendly staff are always ready to look after your every need. On top of an excellent set of amenities like pools, terrace, grounds, you will also feel sheer pleasure just being treated like VIPs. Express check-in/check-out, in-room safe, massage, fitness center, sauna, Turkish bath, Hammam, and a lot more.
Hotel Tre Torri: It is situated just 10 minutes drive from the sea and offer awesome facilities with its own sauna and swimming pools. Hotel Tre Torri is a perfect blend of sea, sun, and sand. You can go for a 5 minutes walk to the Villaggio Mose town for shopping. You can also enjoy fine Italian cuisine and fine wine in the hotel’s restaurant. Some of the activities offered are ping pong, cycling, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, massage, sauna, solarium, and many more.
Grand Hotel Dei Templi:
With 148 different types of rooms, this hotel is surrounded by private gardens and has its own swimming pool. You can also enjoy fine Italian cuisine and taste fine wine at the hotel’s two restaurants. It lies near the Valley of Temple and offers a lot of facilities and amenities like air-conditioned rooms, fax/photocopying, laundry facilities, breakfast in rooms, wi-fi internet, free parking zone, shoeshine,
You will have many things to do in Italy, apart from viewing the tourist sites. In Italy, you can go for Sicilian tours by contacting any professional guide services. Vacations in Italy will not be complete without paying a visit to Valle-dei-Templi, Italy. You will also get to do a lot of activities like hiking, biking and much more. This exotic trip will enhance your knowledge and let you experience history.