Discover Italy: La Valle Dei Templi - Agrigento

04/26/2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET

Category

Lectures

Admission

  • $25.00

Summary

A presentation by Professor Joseph N. Spedaliere on one of the most precious treasures of Greek architecture in Sicily.

Description

The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is one of the most precious treasures of Greek architecture in Sicily. Dating from the 5th Century BC, this breathtaking complex of Doric temples continues to inspire its visitors even today.  In 1997 the entire Archaeolo-gical Park was awarded its prestigious designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Valley of the Temples is often a source of pride of the Sicilians, but there are a few tidbits that perhaps not even the natives of this land know. Join us for an informative presentation by Professor Joseph N. Spedaliere as we explore the history of ancient Akragas and its hallowed Valle dei Templi.  A light reception will precede the lecture at 7:00 PM. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:30pm. Must register in advance and prepay: Members $20; Non-Members $25.