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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Point of Interest
“One of Sicily”s most important archaeological sites highlighted by the stunningly well preserved Templo Delia Concordia. ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Among the many stairways you know, this is definitely one of the most unusual. You have probably already realized that this is not a real ladder, but of a spectacular stretch of coast thanks to its peculiarity has become an icon of the Sicilian seaside tourism. This white cliff is located along the stretch of sea between Realmonte and Porto Empedocle (Agrigento) and its rock is made of a soft, limestone and a blinding white marl. The nature, as a great artist, has worked this material over time, making it soft and sinuous, with the help of the sea and the salty breeze, creating terraces and smoothing every corner. When you ascend the staircase, you will have the feeling of being in Wonderland, on a huge white meringue. The sea, taking advantage of this sparkling white, will be showing off his blue. A very intense blue, and while sitting on the steps admiring the sea, you will be surrounded by the most pleasant thoughts. The local boys are often diving from the most prominent steps, racing to decide who is the braver; we would not recommend imitating them even though looking at them is a real show. Here the sun becomes dazzling, but to climb safely you should go barefoot or with your slippers, you just have to be careful not to slip, especially on wet rocks. The more daring will reach through the stairway the beach to the west and will then be rewarded with a less frequented place for bathing. By the way, the name Scale of the Turks seems to derive from the fact that in ancient times the ships of marauding Arabs and Turks found shelter in this bay.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Scala dei Turchi (Stairs of the Turks): the white rock cliff on the coast near Porto Empedocle is formed by marl, a sedimentary rock similar to limestone, whose layered composition causes it to erode in regular step-like layers. It gets its name, Stairs of the Turks, from the frequent raids by Turkish pirates, who found the steps an easy way to climb ashore. These striking white cliffs lie between two beaches, which combined with their mention in Andrea Camilleri's Commissario Montalbano series, have made them a popular attraction for tourists. The marl sand is also a favorite mudbath, reputed to benefit the skin. The cliffs change color at various times of day, from stark white in the midday sun to golden and luminous at sunset.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“A place that makes you happy Enjoy Contemporary Sicily”
  • 25 locals recommend
“Main shopping street in Agrigento. You better park in Parcheggio Piazza Vittorio Emanuele.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“surtout en juillet et en janvier, lors des soldes, que dire , vêtement, chaussures de marques à petits prix : de vrai soldes. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“ The regional Archaeological Museum is one of the most modern museums in Sicily and contains important archeological finds from the provinces of Agrigento and Caltanissetta dating from prehistoric to Roman times. Among the collections are finds from the Neolithic, Bronze, and Iron Ages and ancient finds from Gela and the necropolis at Montelusa, the oldest known graves in the area. Highlights to look for include a fifth-century-BC red-figured Greek crater from Gela showing an Amazon battle, black- and red-figured pottery from Athens and Italy dating from the sixth to third centuries BC, capitals and gargoyles with lion's heads from various temples, and the marble statue of an ephebe from about 480 BC. An entire two-story room is devoted to the buildings of the enormous temple of the Olympian Zeus, with a model and reconstruction drawings and one of the original 38 Atlas figures, the head of another Atlas, and other fragments.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The ruins rank among the most impressive and captivating archaeological sites in Sicily. The archaeological park covers a vast area. Many visitors will never make it to the farthest ruins; if you want to explore thoroughly, you should allow a minimum of 3-4 hours. Wear sensible shoes and take water, a hat and sun protection. There are some shady spots in a valley within the site where you could picnic. Opposite the entrance there are souvenir stalls and a bar with tables where you can buy drinks, snacks and freshly-made rolls. Toilets are available by the first group of temples. There is a little electric 'train' service which runs around the site on a couple of different-length itineraries.”
  • 21 locals recommend
History Museum
“Da visitare il giardino dove si trova il pino per ammirare il luogo in cui Pirandello si ispirava. Panoramica mozzafiato sul mare”
  • 25 locals recommend
“The Metropolitan Cathedral of San Gerlando is the main place of Catholic worship in Agrigento.”
  • 12 locals recommend
“A wonderful beach in a natural wwf reserve. The map doesn't reproduce the exact place. The reserve is close to the city of Montallegro, on the opposite side of the bay respect to Eraclea Minoa beach”
  • 20 locals recommend
“AREAS OF NATURAL BEAUTY Situated midway between Sciacca and Agrigento, just south of the small town of Montallegro, Torre Salsa Nature Reserve comprises over 760 hectares of pristine coastline and around 6km of gorgeous sandy beaches. Instituted in 2000, it is managed by the WWF. The reserve’s territory features a wide variety of landscapes including hills, winter torrents, chalk cliffs, arable fields and wetlands, all of which provide the perfect natural habitat for numerous species of animals and birds, and excellent walking opportunities for visitors. The transparent, many-blue-hued waters that lap the coast are rich in marine life, making scuba diving and snorkelling popular pursuits. The golden sandy beaches, the longest of which runs around a curvaceous bay in the eastern part of the reserve, are the real draw for visitors, however, and it is possible to walk for miles along them. At the western boundary of the reserve, the beach continues for some 5km up to Eraclea Minoa. The transparent, many-blue-hued waters that lap the coast are rich in marine life, making scuba diving and snorkelling popular pursuits. There are four main entrances to the reserve, all accessible from Montallegro. Dirt tracks from two of these wind through the reserve down to the WWF parking area. From there it is a short stroll to the beach, which, even in high summer, is sparsely populated. There are no facilities in the reserve, so if you’re planning on spending several hours there, it is best to come prepared with food, water and an umbrella.”
  • 19 locals recommend
“the biggest archeological park of Europe, with many temple, ruins ,and an ancient wonderfull city.”
  • 25 locals recommend
“Il locale più in voga e trend di Agrigento e provincia, bella gente ottima musica, direttamente in spiaggia si ci può rilassare e godere della vista e della cucina. Ottimo anche di inverno perchè attrezzato da riscaldamenti. Eventi live e tanto altro... ”
  • 14 locals recommend
“The white rocks of Agrigento, an amazing place to lie under the sun on the hot sand of sicily.”
  • 16 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you are interested in ancient beauty you can't miss the greek bronze statue of the "dancing satyr" in Mazara del Vallo (once you are there we suggest to eat in a fish restaurant, especially the world-wide known Red Shrimp, no shrimp will taste the same after that)”
  • 18 locals recommend