Agrigento – Day 1 – Part 3 – Climbing the Old Town

Those arriving by bus to the city of Agrigento will disembark at Piazza Fratelli Rosselli, the site of the main bus station.

A plaque, on a now deconsecrated and deserted church, commemorates the fact that Pope John Paul II celebrated three masses there.

La Porta dei Venti, or the Gate of the Winds, is today simply an panoramic lookout area over the valley below, which features a lovely monument to Don Bosco, by the artist, Nino Contino.  The monument depicts the priest, surrounded by the students he devoted his life to.


Next up: We explore more of the historical center of Agrigento!


Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations that may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Agrigento, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!


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