Valley of the Temples, Agrigento in Sicily. Agrigento was one of the most powerful cities of the ancient Greeks, and the Valley of the Temples is a vast complex of ancient Greek structures comprising mainly Doric temples, including the Temples of Herakles, Juno and the Olympian Zeus. The best preserved temple is the Temple of Concordia, with its perfect dimensions, which dates back to the 5th century BC.
The vast Archaeological Site located in the Neapolis quarter of Syracuse in Sicily where you will find a Greek theatre, the remains of a Roman amphitheatre and the spectacular altar of the tyrant, Hieron II, some large stone quarries called latomie which includes the “Ear of Dionysos” with its curious acoustics.
The 4th century Villa Roma del Casale believed to be the former villa of Maximianus Herculeus. Some of the most well preserved mosaics in the world. The floors are covered with delightful mosaics depicting mythological scenes and scenes from daily Roman life. Buried by a landslide in the 12th century and undisturbed for hundreds of years. Photos: September 2017