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Il Giardino della Kolymbetra

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Address: Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 335 122 9042
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Good extra on the end of Temples site

Run by the Italian National trust this is an interesting part of the Valle de Templii. Predominantly citrus orchard but worth seeing as part of the whole site, even though there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A poor garden setting on a steep hill which is not special in any way and frankly is not worth the €3 entrance charge. However the redeeming feature is a nice view from the bottom of the garden of the three column remains of the greek temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Lots of different types of citrus trees and some interesting shrub, but mainly of interest if you are mad about plants/trees. Visit will take about 3/4 hour.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Run by the Italian National trust this is an interesting part of the Valle de Templii. Predominantly citrus orchard but worth seeing as part of the whole site, even though there is a small extra charge.

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you are visiting the Valley of the Temples, make time to visit the Garden of Kolymbethra, a small valley filled with orange, mandarin and lemon trees and other Sicilian fruits and vegetables typical of ancient irrigated gardens and landscape. It’s free to enter IF you belong to the UK’s National Trust – just show your membership card.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Restored to magnificence, make time to poke your head in here when visiting the Valley of the Temples, worth it!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The garden is just besides the site of the Temples, and actually among other functions, it provides a pathway to one of them (temple of Vulcano). It was a garden even in the times of the Temples themselves, when they were built ... so nicely brought back to life. It is situated in one of the valleys that make up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nicely identified plants and trees. Mostly you walk thru a citrus grove in a valley you can see from main park. Very pretty walk with some history imparted along the walk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This garden looks like a part of the Vally of Temples, but is really something apart. Your have to pay extra to get in to see this collection of trees and other plants.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you are not a fanatic of lemon trees, you can easily pass your way. This garden cannot compete with the temples above it. It's a pure loss of time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit and would recommend going there. It's a little oasis of green after the heat and crowds of the temples (which are fantastic). British National Trust members do indeed get in free on production of a NT card. I don't think you're supposed to pick the fruit though National Trust member or not!

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Address: Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 335 122 9042
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Agrigento  >  Agrigento

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