Girgenti: Agrigento's medieval city

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Tour Number

Activity Level

82758


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be able to walk and climb steps.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

German (fluent), French (advanced), English (fluent)

Tour of Girgenti: Agrigento's medieval city - 2 hours


The city today occupies the site of the ancient Greek Akropolis but the urban plan of the town is Arabic and Norman.

The most remarkable monument is represented by the medieval church complex of Santo Spirito ( XIII ); San Gerlando Cathedral (XII) and Santa Maria dei Greci (XIII) a church that incorporates remains of a greek temple.

Most of these monuments are to be find along via Atenea, heart and meeting point of the city. Barock and Neoclassical façades are overlooking the medieval street that is today the best place for shopping in town or to taste the legendary Sicilian ice creams and almond pastry. Don't lose the chance to taste even the sweet couscous prepared according a centuries old recipe by the nuns of Santo Spirito.

Itinerary

This tour is meant to discover what most tourists ignore: the treasures of Agrigento's old city. The town occupies today the site of the ancient greeek Akropolis. Its plan and architectures sum up 25 centuries of historical events and architectonical styles. The most remarkable monuments are represented by the medieval complex of Santo Spirito ( XIII )and San Lorenzo church (XVIII). Both churches contain rare treasures: the stuccos of Giacomo Serpotta (XVIII), a major artist of Sicily. Highly worthwhile is the visit of the imposing norman Cathedral (XI) and that of Santa Maria dei Greci (XIII), built on a doric greek temple. The visit of its foundations beneath is possible. Most of these monuments are to be find along via Atenea, heart and meeting point of the city, the best place for shopping or to taste the best ice cream and almond pastry.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: We meet in Agrigento, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, by the entrance of central Post Office. Parking right there.

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

We will get around just walking. PLEASE MIND THAT WE WILL FIND MANY STEPS on our way.

What’s Included

Other: My services as your guide.
Admittance fees are at your cost.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

6 EUR - Most churches request a free offer.
You will pay at the end around 6 eur per person for admittance.

What’s Extra

Other: Admittance fees.

Restrictions

I am not a driver-guide. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    82758


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be able to walk and climb steps.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    German (fluent), French (advanced), English (fluent)

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