“Sicily has suffered 13 foreign dominations from which she has taken both the best and the worst. The sequence of different cultures has made Sicily a fascinating place, quite unlike any other.”
Valle Dei Templi (7,5 km)
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.
Scala Dei Turchi (4,9 km)
The Scala dei Turchi ("Stair of the Turks") is a rocky cliff on the coast of Realmonte, near Porto Empedocle, southern Sicily, Italy. It has famous due to its unusual white color, as well as by its mention in Andrea Camilleri's series of detective stories about Commissario Montalbano.
Island of Lampedusa
This beautiful island was a landing place and a maritime base for the ancient Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Amazighs. It is appreciated by visitors for its powdery white sand beaches, its clear turquoise waters and its excellent scuba diving opportunities. It is connected by ferries departing from Porto Empedocle.
Agrigento City Center (5,6 km)
Agrigento is a city on the southern coast of Sicily and capital of the province of Agrigento. Much of present-day Agrigento is modern but it still retains a number of medieval and Baroque buildings.
Luigi Pirandello's Birthplace (5 km)
Luigi Pirandello was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre."
Salt Cathedral of Realmonte (2,5 km)
Located in an active salt mine, this underground church offers an incredible scenario. The entire church, including the altar, figures of Jesus and holy symbols have been carved in salt. If you happen to be in the area do not miss this unique opportunity to visit this marvel.
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