Splurge in Agrigento

This is the view from our hotel room tonight. On your trip, this is where you splurge on a 5-star hotel … in Agrigento! 

Here’s what you are looking at: The Temple of Concordia is named for a Latin inscription that was found on a dedication marker unearthed in the vicinity of the archaeological site–i.e., a marker not associated with the temple. The Doric-style building was erected between 440-430 BC. At the end of the 6th century AD, it was consecrated by the Christian Church–an effort to clean it of pagan demons–in the name of Saints Peter and Paul. As a result, the ancient temple was transformed into a Byzantine-style basilica.

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