Google in Agrigento

Those fortunate enough to have an in with Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, or who were invited as VIPs to attend the annual Google Camp, were at “the place to be” last night: Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples. For the third year in a row, Bill Gates (in cooperation with Google Camp) rented the UNESCO…

Be Transformed by Sicily in September

Come with me this September for Experience Siciy’s small-group, multi-sensory Enchanting Sicily tour. It’s 8 days and 7 nights from September 23-30 that will transform you. We’ll visit the Temple of Juno, pictured … And you’ll experience so much more. We’ve got 2 spots left! Learn more at https://experiencesicily.com/enchanting-sicily/. Contact me at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com to join…

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.,…

They are Still Finding Stuff!

When grants support archaeological work, more excavations take place. This is true all over Italy. I was surprised this summer when I was at Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples (during 3 different visits) and I learned that various parts of the UNESCO World Heritage site were still subjects of research projects. For example, this statue…

Temple of Harmony

The magnificent Temple of Concordia is named for a Latin inscription that was found on a dedication marker unearthed in the vicinity of the Valley of the Temples archaeological site–i.e., a marker not associated with the temple; however spirited archaeologists took the text on the marker that said something to the effect of “dedicated to…

Temple on the Ridge: Enchanting Sicily, Day 4

Agrigento’s archaeological site Valley of the Temples is 13 square kilometers. It contains eight different archaeological finds–five of which are temples. Pictured on this ridge is the outstanding Tempio della Concordia. Come tour this UNESCO World Heritage site with me this September on Day 4 of Experience Sicily’s Enchanting Sicily tour. Contact me at experience_sicily@yahoo.com…