We drove this morning from Syracuse to Agrigento (catching some amazing views of Mount Etna and the Sicilian countryside along the way, as well as grabbing lunch at an AutoGrill). Our main stop for the day was the Valley of the Temples, a series of Greek temples from the early 5th century B.C. We actually got to walk (probably not actually allowed) on the Temple of Hercules! The views are truly stunning at all three temples, and there is a 150 year old olive tree in front of the Temple of Concord.
Our planned hotel was having hot water heater problems, so we spent some time exploring the town of Agrigento (I got a strawberry gelato frappe) before making our way to the hotel for an “aperitivo” and dinner (eggplant salad, cauliflower/broccoli pasta, fried veal & potatoes (come on, surely you guessed that one), and fruit with pistachio gelato), then moved to a different hotel to spend the night. An interesting day; tomorrow we head to Selinunte.