1_Agrigento: Luigi Pirandello’s House Museum and Library
From 2019, the Archaeological and Landscape Park of Valley of the Temples has been managing, enhancing, promoting, maintaining and restoring a great variety of Cultural Places which are located in more than twenty suburbs of Agrigento’s province and include different cultural realities from Prehistory to the second half of the last century. The majority of these Cultural Places consist of different types of archaeological sites: hut and urban settlements, necropolis, monumental graves and graveyards, worship places, trading and production sites, cave shelters, luxurious residential places and many more. Moreover, some of the high-interest historical and naturalistic areas linked to peculiar natural phenomena belong to the Park’s management too; as well as libraries, churches and castles, museums and antiques inside historical buildings, aristocratic villas and abandoned monasteries. They keep permanent exhibitions where it is possible to find prehistorical handmade objects of thirteen thousand years ago and others which tell the history of the Greeks, Punics, Indigenous, Romans, Byzantines, Arabians, Normans and of all the populations who, for thousands of years, alternated in Sicily struggling over its domination. Among the Park’s Cultural Places, it is also possible to visit mines and mine extraction sites which have become museums in order to hand down to people important aspects of Sicily’s contemporary history and economy. The vast majority of these sites can be booked online.