Best of Agrigento

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Agrigento
At first glance, Agrigento seems like a modern town fringed by high-rises. But once you get past the scruffy exterior, you find a remarkable medieval center dotted with baroque churches and cobblestone streets packed with character. The town’s biggest draw though is its proximity to the Valley of the Temples, a staggering archaeological site containing the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas

Past kimkim travelers have experienced the wonders of the ancient world on guided tours of the Valley of Temples. Sicily’s most captivating archaeological site (and one of its most visited) spreads across five square miles and contains a trove of temples, sanctuaries, and tombs, some of which date back to the 5th century BCE. Akragas was once home to more than 200,000 inhabitants, and knowledgeable guides bring the past to life, describing the city’s rise and fall as in centuries shaped by wars, redevelopment, and earthquakes.
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An aerial view of a harbor in the Trapani province of Sicily
Map of Sicily's West Coast in 7 Days: Fishing Villages, Wineries & Archaeology
Sicily's West Coast in 7 Days: Fishing Villages, Wineries & Archaeology

This tour of Sicily starts in the island's largest city, colorful and vibrant Palermo, before continuing to the country for scenic drives and island hopping. Boat rides, visits to wineries, walks along cobblestone streets and exploration of archaeological sites are just a few of the bucket list items you can tick off on this Sicilian adventure.

Stop in Marsala for a wine tour
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 11 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 11 Days

Enjoy this 11-day self-drive itinerary around the Italian island where you'll begin in Palermo and end your stay in Catania. Along the way, stop to explore medieval hilltop towns and baroque cities, wander amid ancient Greek and Roman ruins, hike active Mount Etna, and choose from a number of stunning beaches along the coast. Catch a sunset over the Trapani salt ponds, sample fortified wine in charming Marsala, and learn to cook a 4-course Sicilian meal in Taormina.

Find your way to the well-preserved Temple of Juno in Agrigento
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 12 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 12 Days

This complete 12-day self-drive tour covers Sicily's best, from cultural stops in baroque-infused cities to the exploration of ancient Greek and Roman temples and archaeological parks. Explore medieval hilltop towns, lively markets, ancient ruins, and old Norman castles. You'll sip fortified wine in Marsala, hike the slopes of active Mount Etna, and relax on Cefalù's inviting golden-sand Lungomare beach.

Trek the coastal route in Zingaro Natural Reserve for pretty views and access to inlets
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 13 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 13 Days

This 13-day grand tour of the Sicilian island perfectly blends culture and history with adventure. Start in the regional capital of Palermo and wander the historic centers of Trapani and Erice before spending a little time on the Aegadi Islands. Visit the impressive Valley of the Temples and sprawling mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale, discover ornate baroque architecture in Noto, Modica, and Scicli, and lose yourself in the maze of narrow streets and underground passageways of Syracuse's Ortygia Island.

Relax on the black sand beach of Stromboli and enjoy views of the small promontory of Strombolicchio
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 13 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 13 Days

Perfectly blending culture and history with adventure, this 13-day tour starts in the regional capital of Palermo and takes you to three of the Aeolian Islands. You'll pick up your rental car and check out the popular Lungomare beach in Cefalù, discover the impressive Norman-Byzantine Monreale Cathedral, and wander amid the ridgetop temples in Agrigento. From there, you'll explore the tightly woven network of narrow and winding alleys in Ortygia, hike Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, and end your trip in Catania, Sicily's next largest city.

Lie out on the black sand beach of Stromboli Island
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 14 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 14 Days

Spend two weeks delving into Sicily's historic and cultural highlights on this complete itinerary. Discover remote island settlements on Stromboli, meander and climb the narrow laneways and staircases in Modica, Ragusa Ibla, and Scicli,  and dine on fresh seafood in sophisticated Taormina. You'll begin and end in lively Catania and spend four nights on the Aeolian Islands before picking up your rental car and touring the Italian island from Palermo to Taormina, with Cefalù, Agrigento, and Syracuse in between.

Walk amid the salt ponds in Trapani
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 14 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 14 Days

Follow this two-week circuit around Sicily for unique cultural experiences, hiking adventures, and coastal relaxation. Begin on the northern shore in cultural-melting-pot, Palermo before heading to Trapani and the Aegadi Islands in the west. Wander amid Roman ruins and extensive mosaics in Agrigento, get lost in the baroque cities of Modica, Ragusa Ibla, and Scicli and their medieval centers, wind through crypts and catacombs in historic Ortygia, and relax along the Ionian Sea enjoying fresh-caught seafood in Taormina.

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Map of Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 15 Days
Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 15 Days

In a little over two weeks you can enjoy comprehensive tours of southern Italy's most beautiful regions: Puglia and Sicily. The adventure begins in the former, where you'll visit historic cities on Italy's heel of the boot like Lecce, Bari, and Alberobello. Then it's off to Sicily, where on a self-drive road trip you'll discover Palermo, visit ancient Greek and Roman ruins, and hike up to Mt. Etna.

Head to Cape Milazzo to visit the Pool of Venus
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 15 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 15 Days

Explore Sicily's highlights, including four days on three of the Aeolian Islands, on this 15-day itinerary. Starting from Catania, you'll head to Milazzo and on to Lipari, Vulcano, and Stromboli to relax in mud baths and on black sand beaches, and to hike the Stromboli volcano. Visit Palermo, the regional capital before checking out the Greek and Roman ruins of Agrigento and Syracuse and ending the trip with a cooking class in the elegant seaside town of Taormina.

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 15 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary places you in the heart of two of Italy's most historic locales: Rome and Sicily. The adventure begins in Italy's capital where you'll have multiple days to tour its most famous sights and uncover its lesser-visited gems. Then you're off to Sicily for the road trip of a lifetime as you visit Greek and Roman ruins, dine on incredible street food, and ascend Mt. Etna.

Watch Stromboli's routine eruption on an evening tour of the volcano
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 16 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 16 Days

Experience the highlights of Sicily on this in-depth tour. Beginning and ending in Catania, you'll cover the Italian island as well as spend some time exploring the impressive Aeolian Islands. You'll visit ancient Greek, Roman, and Norman ruins, medieval fortressed towns dotted with ornate baroque buildings and stunning beaches. Discover remote island settlements on Stromboli, meander and climb the narrow laneways and staircases in Modica, Ragusa Ibla, and Scicli,  and dine on fresh seafood in sophisticated Taormina.

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Map of Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 16 Days
Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 16 Days

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime as you abscond to southern Italy for 16 unforgettable days. The grand tour begins with a bit of history on a tour of the Pompeii ruins before you sail off to the ancient Roman playground of Capri Island. The last portion of the trip is a comprehensive tour around the island of Sicily as you enjoy street food in Palermo, visit Greek ruins in Agrigento, and ascend Mount Etna volcano.

Discover Taormina's ancient Greek theater and admire views of Mount Etna
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 16 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 16 Days

Explore the highlights of Sicily as you circumnavigate the Italian island starting and ending in the regional capital of Palermo, a cultural melting pot with stunning monuments and vibrant markets. Along the way, you will explore ancient Greek, Roman, and Norman ruins, medieval fortressed towns dotted with ornate baroque buildings and stunning beaches. You'll trek coastal trails in the beautiful Zingaro Nature Reserve, sip fortified wine in charming Marsala,  and dine on fresh seafood in sophisticated Taormina.

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 16 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 16 Days

Lose yourself in the sights and sounds of Italy's capital before venturing south to the historic island of Sicily. This packed 16-day itinerary begins in Rome, where you'll visit the emblematic city sights. Then you'll jet south to Palermo and embark on a road trip around Sicily to discover its rich culture, cuisine, and history.

The slopes of Mount Etna, Sicily
Sicily Road Trip & Relaxing Sardinia - 21 Days

Experience Sicily and Sardinia—Italy's two largest islands—in all their glory during this immersive three-week trip, which offers a nice mix of guided tours and free time to explore on your own. Highlights of your self-driving tour of Sicily include Palermo, a cultural melting pot with historic monuments and colorful local markets and Taormina, the elegant village famous for its Greek theatre and postcard views. You'll also visit Syracuse and Agrigento, with their archaeological treasures, and  Mount Etna—Europe's most active volcano. Finally, combine a city stay with beach trips in Sardinia for the last 4 days of your trip.

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Map of Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 17 Days
Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 17 Days

This packed 17-day itinerary includes visits to the most stunning locales in southern Italy. It begins in the birthplace of pizza, Naples, with excursions to the ancient city of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. You'll continue to the incomparable Amalfi Coast and Capri Island for some leisure and beach time before heading to Sicily for street food tours and visits to ancient Greek temples.

Stroll through the manicured gardens of Catania's Villa Bellini park
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 9 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 9 Days

Enjoy cultural and historical experiences on this 9-day circuit of Sicily beginning in the regional capital of Palermo, a cultural melting pot, and ending in lively Catania. Along the way, you'll visit stunning landscapes, like the limestone cliffs of Scala dei Turchi, roam ancient Greek and Roman ruins at Agrigento and Syracuse, and learn to cook a traditional Sicilian meal in Taormina.

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Map of Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 17 Days
Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 17 Days

On this 17-day tour of Italy's southern regions, you'll go beyond medieval and Roman history and also visit the ruins of ancient civilizations. 9,000-year-old cave dwellings exist in the historic city of Matera, in Italy's Puglia region, but you'll also visit coastal gems like Lecce and Bari. The adventure culminates in Sicily with tours of Greek and Roman ruins and a hike up Mt. Etna.

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Map of Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 18 Days
Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 18 Days

This 18-day itinerary covers two of southern Italy's most stunning regions: Puglia and Sicily. It begins in Puglia with visits to the cone-shaped trulli homes of Alberobello and the ancient cave dwellings in Matera. Then head to Lecce to see Baroque architecture and Roman ruins before experiencing the highlights of Sicily on a self-drive road trip.

Rustic cafe tables in Amalfi
Map of Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 18 Days
Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 18 Days

Get away from it all on this comprehensive 18-day trip to the Amalfi Coast, Naples, and the island of Sicily. You'll soak in the sunshine of Amalfi and visit the ancient ruins of Pompeii, located near the pizza epicenter of the world: Naples. The trip ends in Sicily with a drive around this Mediterranean island while visiting its many highlights.

Visit the hilltop city of Agrigento
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 10 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary features a perfect mix of culture, history, adventure, and relaxation. Explore ancient Greek and Roman cities, medieval hilltop towns dotted with ornate baroque buildings, and coastal ramparts. Begin in Sicily's regional capital of Palermo and drive your way around the Italian island to end in Catania. You'll visit stunning landscapes, like Trapani's historic salt pans, sip fortified wine in charming Marsala,  and dine on fresh seafood in sophisticated Taormina.

Head to Ortygia's Fonte Aretusa, a natural spring
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 10 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 10 Days

Discover the highlights of Sicily with this 10-day loop of the island, featuring three nights on two of the Aeolian Islands as well as time spent in Palermo, the regional capital, and historic Syracuse. You'll witness Stromboli's spectacular pyrotechnic display of red and orange lava, take a passeggiata along Cefalù's seaside promenade, and enjoy traditional Sicilian fare in a rustic trattoria in Syracuse's historic core. Explore historic Norman castles, ancient Greek temples, and Roman amphitheaters, and enjoy the impressive baroque architecture of lively Catania.

Take a passeggiata along Cefalù's seaside promenade
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 11 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 11 Days

Enjoy this 11-day itinerary from Catania to explore the Aeolian Islands before picking up your rental car and continuing to circle Sicily. Starting with the regional capital of Palermo, you'll dive into its colorful history and impressive architecture on a city tour, then discover the ridgetop temples of Agrigento and the Greek and Roman ruins of Syracuse, capping off the trip with a hike up Mount Etna.

Trek the crater rim amid steaming fumaroles on Vulcano Island
Map of Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 12 Days
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 12 Days

This 12-day grand tour of Sicily is a perfect mix of culture and adventure and includes four nights on the Aeolian Islands. Beginning and ending in Catania, you'll discover historic ruins on Lipari, soak in a mud bath on Vulcano, and go on a sunset hike of Stromboli before picking up your rental car in Milazzo. Tour Palermo, the regional capital, wander amid the impressive Greek temples in Agrigento, and enjoy a passeggiata along Syracuse's seaside promenade in Ortygia.

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Map of Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 13 Days
Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 13 Days

In less than two weeks you can visit some of the most incredible locales in Italy. This includes the ruggedly beautiful Amalfi Coast, the postcard island of Capri, the cultural hotbed of Sicily, and even the birthplace of pizza: Naples. In addition, you'll get to tour historic sights like the ruins of Pompeii and natural wonders like Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Italy.

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 13 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 13 Days

If you want to see as many of Italy's historic sights and locales as possible on a limited time frame, you'll visit two places: Rome and Sicily. This 13-day itinerary covers both, beginning in Italy's capital with tours of the city sights and art museums. You'll then fly to Sicily for a road-trip adventure in which you'll stop at its most famous cities, ruins, and landmarks, like Mt. Etna.

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Map of Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 14 Days
Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 14 Days

You can do a lot with the traditional two-week vacation. Case in point, it's enough time to jaunt to southern Italy and tour beautiful locales like Naples, Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, and the island of Capri. You'll even have time to road trip around the island of Sicily, enjoying incredible street food and touring ancient Greek ruins as you do.

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Map of Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 14 Days
Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 14 Days

This two-week holiday combines anthropology and history with a road-trip adventure in two of Italy's most unique regions. First, you'll tour Puglia, Italy's "heel of the boot," which is home to beautiful beaches and ancient cities. Then you'll fly to Sicily for a road trip from the cultural melting pot of Palermo to ancient Greek and Roman ruins—plus enjoy a jaunt to Mt. Etna. 

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Map of Rome & Sicily Highlights - 14 Days
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 14 Days

In two weeks you'll not only immerse yourself in the splendor of historic Rome, but you'll also embark on an unforgettable road trip around the cultural melting pot that is Sicily. In the former, you'll tour famous sights like the Colosseum and Vatican plus take part in a local cooking class. In the latter, you'll drive around the island at your leisure, stopping at historic and beautiful cities like Syracuse, Agrigento, and Taormina.

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Map of Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 15 Days
Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 15 Days

Southern Italy is a treasure chest of historic sights and locales of unparalleled beauty. You'll discover much of it over 15 days as you travel from Naples and the Amalfi coast to the island of Capri and finally to the cultural melting pot of Sicily. Throughout, you'll dine on great pizza, pasta, and seafood while also taking wine tours, visiting ancient ruins, and hiking up to the top of iconic volcanoes.

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Map of Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 16 Days
Puglia & Sicily Highlights - 16 Days

This packed 16-day adventure combines the culturally rich region of Sicily with one of Italy's less-heralded gems: Puglia. First, you're off to the heel of Italy's boot, home to ancient and unique cities like Matera and Alberobello. Then you'll jet to Sicily, where you'll hop in a rental car and drive across the island, stopping at ancient Greek and Roman ruins along the way.

Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 16 Days
Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 16 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 16 Days

This 16-day adventure includes visits to some of the most incredible locales in Italy. This includes everywhere from the capital of Rome to the Amalfi Coast to the island of Sicily. On top of the beautiful sights, you'll also enjoy unforgettable activities like museum visits, a street-food tour of Palermo, hiking up Mt. Etna, and more.

Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 17 Days
Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 17 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 17 Days

This 17-day grand tour of Italy is your ticket to all the beauty and living history for which that country is famous. You'll begin in Rome and visit the most famous sights, including the Colosseum, Vatican, and Roman Forum, before absconding south to the sunkissed shores of the Amalfi Coast. A jaunt to Sicily and a road-trip around that incomparable island completes the adventure as you discover its great food, wine, and natural beauty.

Scooters on a Narrow Street in Rome
Map of Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 18 Days
Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 18 Days

Take in the sights and sounds of Italy's romantic capital, travel along the ruggedly beautiful southern coast, and dive deep into Sicily's ancient culture. You'll do all this and more over 18 unforgettable days, beginning in Rome with tours of the city's emblematic sights before heading to the rocky beaches of the Amalfi Coast and the sunny island of Capri. Then you'll visit the island of Sicily, where you'll experience the best of its culture and cuisine on an adventurous road trip.

Positano views
Explore the Amalfi Coast and Sicily - 18 Days

This tour starts along the Amalfi Coast, exploring picturesque hillside villages, the famous Path of the Gods hiking trail, the lively city of Naples, and the islands of Ischia and Capri. You'll then fly to the island of Sicily, where you'll discover the famous Sicilian-Baroque architecture in towns like Ragusa, Syracuse, Noto, and more, plus ancient ruins in Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples. End the trip on the top of Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, and along the historic streets of Taormina and Catania.