Among the rituals of the Christmas cycle that characterize the festive landscape of the territory of Agrigento, along with fires and puppets lit ceremonial for the Immaculate (luminari in San Biagio Platani, vamparotti ri la Maculata in Ravanusa and Canicattì, U Diavulazzu in Caltabellotta) or on the occasion of travelling novenas at richly decorat...

Train journeys in the South of Italy from Rome downwards towards Sicily are infamous for their slow pace and inefficiency. Yet the genuinely epic train ride from Rome to Naples, through the tale of the Italian Alps at Calabria should really be experienced at least once. At the final station on the peninsula at Villa San Giovanni, the carriages are...

Verdura was the only venue in Italy to be included in the magazine’s list of ‘The 14 Best Family Hotels in the World 2018’, with the resort being hailed as “flawless” and singled out as being best for “a sleek beach estate for modernist island living.” Announcing the list, the magazine said: “Set in thousands of hectares of a relatively unknown par...

Quando alcuni studenti di architettura, anni fa, parlarono con i loro professori del Teatro di Andromeda gli edotti risposero che non andava preso a modello perché dal punto di vista architettonico non rispettava molti criteri. Quest'anno, Lorenzo Reina, che questo teatro lo ha costruito pietra su pietra nel corso di trent'anni, si è preso una bell...

From the ravishing views, to the captivating historic towns to the divine cuisine, Sicily has it all and then some. While Taormina and Catania seem to always top visitors’ must-see list, the Sicilian “Wild West” offers a beautifully authentic experience, minus the crowds. Heavily influenced by the Arabs and the Carthaginians, both of which have had...

Fra le tante piccole Fiat Cinquecento che, oggi, stanno invadendo Agrigento, ce n'è una dai colori e dai disegni tipicamente siciliani. E' di proprietà di Salvatore Brucculeri e Stefania Piccolo.“  Una macchina stupenda - siciliana doc - che fra sei mesi si trasferirà, assieme ai suoi proprietari, in America e parteciperà anche al Columbus day. L'a...

Una delegazione di venticinque cittadini americani proveniente da Tampa, in Florida, guidata dal sindaco, Robert Buckhorn, ha fatto visita questa mattina al sindaco di Agrigento, Lillo Firetto in occasione del ventisettesimo anno del gemellaggio tra le due città. Della delegazione facevano parte alcuni amministratori locali, imprenditori, agenti di...

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...