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Agrigento

Agrigento (once Girgenti) is the name of a province and a town on the southern coast of Sicily, Italy. The town has about 55,000 inhabitants.

Its origins are very ancient and notably Agrigento still offers the enchanting view of a presumedly sacred area built when Greeks landed there to start the civilisation of Magna Graecia.

The remains include some temples, in strategic position on the peak of several hills around the town, dominating the valley (famous as the Valle dei Templi). The valley is famous, at Springtime, for the pervasive yet pleasant scent of orange flowers (locally called zagare).

In a poor village close to Agrigento, the Contrada Xaos (which means Chaos), was born perhaps the most famous italian dramatist, Luigi Pirandello.



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