Valley of the Temples. Valle dei templi. Agrigento

Getting to Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples and getting around

 

 

How to get to Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples

Getting to Agrigento



By air: fly to Palermo Falcone and Borsellino Airport, Trapani Vincenzo Florio Airport or to Catania Fontanarossa airport. Then, take a coach or drive to Agrigento. The driving distance is about two hours.


Coach service CATANIA Airport - AGRIGENTO Sais Trasporti spa tel 095.536201
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Coach service PALERMO Airport - AGRIGENTO: Sal tel.. 0922.401360
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By coach: There is a regular fast coach service linking Sicily's main towns and Agrigento. The coach routes are not run by the same company. You can also take a fast coach from Rome, Naples and Salerno to Agrigento. Sais Trasporti SPA Ibus Srl

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Getting to AgrigentoAgrigento Centrale

By train: Agrigento is connected by rail to Palermo and Caltanissetta (from there the line branch off for Siracusa, Catania, Messina and the Continent. The Railway Station (Stazione Centrale) is located in the city centre. Times and tickets

By sea: ferries connect Sicily with Cagliari, Genova, Livorno, Napoli, Tunisi e Malta. There is a regular ferry from Porto Empedocle to Lampedusa and Linosa.

 

Getting to the Valley of the Temples



By bus: most of regular city buses (1, 1/, 2, 2/, 3, 3/) leave from Piazzale Rosselli and ride by the Valley of the Temples. Get the ticket for the bus (Euro 1,10) at any of the kiosks in Piazzale Rosselli. Remember to stamp the tickets at the ticket validation machine (obliteratrice) when you get on the bus. Request stops at San Nicola (Archaeological Museum) and Posto di Ristoro (ticket office in front of the Temple of Ercole). If you're staying at Villaggio Mosè where most of the hotels are located take bus no.3 and 3/ and get off at Posto di Ristoro. From hotel Kaos take bus no1/. From Hotel dei Pini take the bus Porto Empedocle Agrigento (ticket € 1,55).


You may buy the ticket directly on the bus at a price of Euro 1,65 each. Day tickets (available at a price of Euro 3,30) enable visitors to travel for a day on any of Agrigento's city buses

Agrigento city buses, times and tickets

Getting to the Valley of the Temples

Rotatoria Giunone

By car: from Palermo (130 km) take the SS121 exit toward Agrigento/SS189. When you pass Aragona drive straight to the centre of Agrigento or, if you want to get directly to the site of the temples, follow the sign Caltanissetta , Canicattì and take the byroad that leads to the 640 road (Caltanissetta- Porto Empedocle). Then follow the direction Porto Empedocle until you get to the big roundabout (rotatoria Giunone) below the Temple of Giunone. Here, drive along the avenue lined with pine trees and you are at the parking known as "Porta V- Sant'Anna.

From the Trapani/Erice (175 km) /Selinunte (99km) area drive along the115 state road. When you pass Porto Empedocle follow the sign Valle dei Templi.

If you are in the Taormina-Catania-Siracusa area take the motorway A19 Catania-Palermo. After Enna, exit toward Caltanisetta/Agrigento and take the 640 road: follow, first, the Caltanissetta sign and, then, Porto Empedocle until you get to the Giunone rotatory (rotatoria Giunone) below the Temple of June. From there follow the sign Valle dei Templi to get to the parking area.


From the Ragusa area drive along the 115 state road (SS115) until you get to the Juno roundaout (Rotatoria Giunone).

Getting to Agrigento

The Temple of Juno seen from the rotatory

On foot The centre of Agrigento is only 4 miles away from the Temples. Follow Via Crispi and Via Panoramica dei Templi to get to the Eastern ticket office near the temple of Giunone