Join Us For Ancient Italy

Next summer experience Sicily and Campania through a multigenerational tour exploring art, myth, and food, June 29-July 8, 2018. Feast on History and Experience Sicily have teamed up to offer this unique journey through southern Italy and Sicily! Highlights include tours of Paestum (pictured left), Pompeii, Valley of the Temples (pictured right), and the markets…

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…

Sicily’s Rare Goat, the Capra Girgentana

Distinguished by their spiral, tall horns and long hair, this rare breed of goat, called capra girgentana, is valuable for its milk that possesses an equal amount of fat to protein. The name girgentana recalls the old Sicilian name of the city of Agrigento, Girgenti.  During the mid-twentieth century, throughout southwestern Sicily, girgentana goats numbered…

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.,…

The Headless Roman 

This torso is part of an exhibition at Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. It displays findings from an archaeological excavation of the Roman forum that was conducted between 2012 and 2014. Now, imagine that you spent a lot of time and money creating this statue of the current governor or prefect. Then imagine that…