Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Area: Agrigento surroundings

Grotte is a small rural village surrounded by hills planted with vineyards and almond groves.
Its origins are ancient, according to the historian Polibio it is believed that Erbesso, a city inhabited by the Greeks and destroyed by the Romans in the First Punic War, during the siege of the city of Agrigento. It then became a feudal land under the Aragonese, and over the centuries it belonged to the families of Ventimiglia, Montapertura and, in the second half of the eighteenth century, to Don Vincenzo La Grua Talmanca Prince of Carini. In the 19th century, the village became an important mining centre.
The historic center of Grotte still retains numerous monuments and places of interest from the original village.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Grotte

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Grotte


Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Grotte. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!


Agrigento surroundings


Agrigento surroundings


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Agrigento surroundings