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Landscape Valley of the Temples

The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, is Sicily’s most prominent archaeological park. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and still today remains one of the main historical attractions for both tourists and locals. The site features eight Greek temples built during the 6th and 5th century BC: the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Heracles, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the Temple of Hephaestos, the Temple of Demeter, and the Temple of Asclepius. Valley of the Temples, Sicily, Short History The Valley of the Temples sits on the ancient…

trinacria sicilian symbol

The Sicily symbol and emblem of its flag is unique and mystifying. The head surrounded by three legs can be seen everywhere on the enchanting island, from beautiful ceramics to little souvenir trinkets. It is the certified logo of Sicily and has a rich mythical story behind how it came to be. The Meaning of the Symbol The symbol of Sicily known as the Trinacria or Triseklion is said to be derived from a myth about three nymphs. They are said to have danced all around the world gathering the best fruit, stones and soil, they then threw all of…