Unesco: Valle dei Templi

The Valle dei Templi is an archaeological site in Agrigento, Sicily. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1997. The Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples is the largest archaeological site in the world with 1,300 hectares.

The Valley includes remains of seven temples, all in Doric style. The ascription of the names, apart from that of the Olympeion, are a mere tradition established in Renaissance times.The temples are: Temple of Concordia, Temple of Juno, Temple of Asclepius, Temple of Heracles, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Temple of Castor and Pollux, and Temple of Vulcan.