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“Paradiso”

Il Giardino della Kolymbetra
Ranked #5 of 97 things to do in Agrigento
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

At first, with there being an additional charge, we thought we might skip visiting the Gardens of Kolymbetra. This would have been a terrible mistake. The site is in fact separate from the Valley of the Temples, it being run by FAI (Italian Environment Fund), and yet it is absolutely integral to one's experience of the antiquities above. Actually they afford quite the most exquisite view of the Tempio di Vulcano. The gardens have been in existence, more or less, since 500 B.C. Whoever the lady with the wild hair at the entrance was, who speaks four languages, she was absolutely delightful and clearly in love with her job as gatekeeper to Paradiso.

Thank Marius K
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Stumbled upon this Garden of Eden whilst visiting the Valley of The Temples. We were beguiled by its loveliness and atmosphere. Scent, flowers, fruit, silence and geology too. Take a picnic and feel the presence of the past.

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Reviewed 31 March 2013

A restored garden in a gorge next to the great temples. Wonderful sight lines, huge number of different fruit trees , including bananas, and oranges free to eat. Definitely worth the climb down and up

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Reviewed 27 March 2013

After hours visiting the Valley of the Temples it is worth the energy to take in this extraordinary garden, run by FAI, the Italian equivalent of the National Trust, whose members are admitted free. It is set in a dip in the land, like a small crater, and has many unusual plants. Something completely different and would be fascinating to keen gardeners.

Thank adevoti
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

It is a nice break to walk through this nice, cool and well maintained garden after visinting all the ruins in the heat. Entrance 4,-€ for non sicilians (they pay 2,- €).

Thank _Oliver_TA_User
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