Valle dei templi Agrigento

birthplace of Don Pepé

The Valle dei Templi is an archeological site with an existence dating back to the 5th century B.C. then belonging to the ancient Greek ‘Akragas’, known to us now as Agrigento. It is one of the most significant Sicilian attractions and a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

The Valle dei Templi symbolizes the seven Greek temples that are situated on the crest of a hill near Agrigento. The phrase ‘vally’ thus lacks accuracy. These temples are amongst the best kept structures from ancient Greece, beyond the Greek borders.

The worldwide renowned Polish artist and sculptor Igor Mitoraj had an atelier in Pietrasanta near Carrara. In 2011, he exhibited no less than 17 of his bronze sculptures in the Valle dei Templi. It became one of his most successful exhibitions, both in the number of visitors as in the unique setting. It was a deliberate choice and his petition to cherish ancient Greek and Roman art.

Due to his strong bond with Italy, many of his works made their way to various Italian cities, like Venice, Florence, Milan, Rome, Sienna and Agrigento.

Igor Mitorj passed away in 2014. His remains post cremation were buried in Pietrasanta.

Walk with us through the Valle dei Templi and the exhibition

video bye Lumacamlik