As Italy starts to thaw out from the bitter winter months and the spring awakening begins, the city of Agrigento hosts Sicily’s most famous folkloristic event: the Almond Blossom Festival. Founded in 1934, this longstanding tradition is repeated every year at the beginning of February and lasts for a week; this year, it runs from March 3 to 11. Dur...

  WTI Magazine #82    2016 August 19Author : italia.it      Translation by:   An exceptional historic testimony to Magna Graecia's presence in this area, as well as to subsequent epochs, the archaeological site at Agrigento, in Sicily, was inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. The remains from the Hellenic city, and additionally...

  WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   The Kolymbetra Garden (greek word for a type of pool used in Roman times for aquatic sports) is an archaeological site of great historical, scenic, agricultural and natural importance, located in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. In 1999, the r...

Here is a parade of buildings scattered throughout Italy, from the Aosta Valley to Sicily: castles, villas and palaces that stand out for their bizarre, eccentric, extravagant or unconventional architectural features. Most of them can be described as "eclectic", a term that points to their voluntary and conscious syncretism of various architec...