History of Agrigento

"The Akragas of the Greeks, the Agrigentum of the Romans, had ended up in the Kerkent of the Muslims, and the mark of the Arabs had remained indelible  stamped on the minds and manners of the people. A taciturn slothfulness, a sensitive and jealous distrust”.

The old and the young  Luigi Pirandello


25 centuries of history of Agrigento: the foundation of the Greek polis, the Roman and the Byzantine period, the Arab Kerkent, the Norman Gergent, the medieval period, the  Spanish and Bourbon city, the risorgimento and the modern era. Learn more  by following the links below:


The Greek period     The Roman period   The Byzantine period   The Arab period   The Norman period