Agira


Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Agira

Area: Central Sicily

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 eat

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

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 Agira

CLICK HERE


Nearby Places


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!

Gagliano Castelferrato

Central Sicily

Regalbuto

Central Sicily

Leonforte

Central Sicily

Troina

Central Sicily

Interesting Facts

Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Agira

enjoysicilia