Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Useful information to fully enjoy your visit to Agira. Attractions to see, Traditional Festival, events and things to do to have fun, food to taste, which items to buy, which interesting facts to know and where to stay on vacation in Agira.
Rainer Jehl - CC3.0
Agira is a picturesque city in the hinterland of Sicily that dominates the Salso and Simeto valleys.
It is among the oldest and most prestigious Sicilian centers: according to legend, it was founded before the Trojan War, it was inhabited since the prehistory and the first inhabited center was founded by the Sicans, the first people together with the Sicilians and helmets to be present in Sicily. The origin of its name seems to be linked to the name of one of the Sican leaders "Agiride".
Agira is a "city of art" for its rich and varied archaeological, historical and artistic heritage. Its urban fabric is an expression of the different eras that have marked its history.
Agira also offers a rich environmental heritage.
Symbol of its food and wine are the cassatelle di Agira, a crescent of shortcrust pastry filled with cocoa, chopped almonds, chickpea flour and dried lemon peel.
What to see
Attractions to see in Agira
Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Agira
Places of worship of San Filippo D'Agira
The close link between the saint and Agira is symbolized by the presence of different places of worship to which legends are linked.
Agira and the mythical Hercules
To make the first centuries of Agira's history more fascinating is the figure of Hercules who stopped in this city during his wanderings.
Ancient origins of Agira
Agira, together with Erice, is the Sicilian city that has had more living continuity on the same place from prehistoric times to today.
Agira and Diodorus Siculus
Diodorus Siculus, an important historian of the Caesarian age, was born in the city of Agira.
San Filippo D'Agira and the apparition to the shepherds
According to tradition, on 11 January 1682, San Filippo D'Agira appeared to shepherds to protect them and other citizens from the fall of a rock.
Agira and the Painter Elio Romano
In the territories of Agira the Sicilian painter Elio Romano painted some of his paintings.
Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Agira. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!