The biggest attraction in Agrigento is the Valley of the Temples to the south of the city, where most of the Greek and Roman ruins of old Arkagas/Agrigentum are located. The temple that has survived the best is the Temple of Concordia, which was turned into a Christian church around the sixth century and therefore not knocked down. There are also temples or sanctuaries here honoring Zeus, Demeter, Hephaestus and other Greek heroes and gods. In addition to the Greek temples, there are also remains of a Roman city, from when the city served as an important port and military post of the Roman Empire. The area has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical importance and cultural value.

Another worthwhile attraction of historical interest is the Palma di Montechiaro, a medieval fortress along the southern coast of Sicily very close to Agrigento. The Santo Spirito Abbey, which dates back to 1260, is a good example of medieval architecture. Agrigento’s duomo, the Church of San Nicola, is built in the Sicilian style and goes back to the 11th century.

The Civic Museum in Piazza del Municipio has a large collection of sculptures and paintings. Most of the works are by Sicilian or Italian artists from between the Middle Ages and the 18th century. There is also Pirandello’s house located south of Agrigento, where there are displays of his manuscripts, family photos, and relevant materials. Pirandello’s grave can be found in the small forest nearby.

Don't miss visiting Teatro Luigi Pirandello in Piazza Pirandello, Agrigento town centre. Beautiful auditorium with hand painted ceiling.