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Introduction

Agira’s history begins even before Timoleon conquered in the 4th century BC. The Greeks settled and then the Romans expanded the village when they seized Agira. According to Diodorus Siculus, the historian, the amphitheatre of Agira used to be as beautiful as that in Syracuse. Unfortunately little has survived of the town´s classical origins . Today what can still be admied of its splendorous past are the beautiful artefacts in Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore where there is a triptych dating back to the 15th century, and you can´t leave Agira without paying a visit to Chiesa di San Salvatore and its mitre covered with precious stones created in the Middle Ages.

How to Get to/from

BY BUS: from Enna (duration: 1 ¾ hours, services: 10 a day from Mon-Fri, only 2 a day on Sat), to/from Troina (services: 3 a day).



 
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