The Sicilian city of Agrigento has an eventful past. About 2,000 years ago, Sicily was part of Magna Grecia, the Greek diaspora, and Agrigento was one of its richest and most powerful cities. This wealth can still be seen by holiday makers in Sicily, in the Valley of the Temples, which is now a UNESCO World heritage site.
The more modern, and still inhabited, town of Agrigento also had its period of wealth: in the 19th century it dominated the world market for sulfur, which was extracted from mines just outside the city.
The following Trip Tip photos give an impression of this turbulent history.