A car rental in Agrigento, Italy is your key to exploring the southern coast of Sicily and the ancient city of Agrigento itself. Founded by Greek colonists around 500 BC, the city has an epic and ancient archaeological and cultural history, having been contested by the Romans and Carthaginians for centuries, then by Arabs and Normans in the Middle Ages. With a population of nearly 60,000, Agrigento has changed drastically over the years, with the lower city being abandoned during pirate raids during the Middle Ages, what remains of the historic city center is located at the former acropolis, at the top of a hill.
Ancient Agrigento is still largely undisturbed today, and the city is a major tourist center due to its archaeological legacy. A car rental is the perfect first step toward planning a road trip through Sicily. The convenience of a rental vehicle allows you to travel independently of public transportation, which can be very limiting in Sicily.
Ancient Agrigento is exemplified by the famous "Valley of the Temples," which comprises a large area on the south side of the ancient city, where seven massive Greek temples constructed in the Doric style were built in the 6th and 5th centuries BC. Having been excavated and largely restored, these temples are among the largest and best-preserved ancient Greek structures outside of Greece. In addition to the various ancient temples, there are also several examples of early Christian tombs and catacombs that have been carved out of the nearby cliffs, several of these tombs were built out of former pagan shrines. The best way to access these sites is by private chauffeur, who can not only provide you with reliable transportation, but can also serve as an Italy travel guide during your time in Agrigento.
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