Agrigento


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A·gri·gen·to

 (ä′grĭ-jĕn′tō, ăg′rĭ-)
A city of southwest Sicily, Italy, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It was founded c. 580 bc by Greek colonists.

Agrigento

(Italian aɡriˈdʒɛnto)
n
(Placename) a town in Italy, in SW Sicily: site of six Greek temples. Pop: 54 619 (2001). Former name (until 1927): Girgenti

A•gri•gen•to

(ˌɑ griˈdʒɛn tɔ)

n.
a city in S Italy. 51,931.
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Selinunt' is from the Italian Selinunte, which in turn derives from the Greek name of a colony in Sicily, while Akragas is the city now called Agrigento.
West of Cefalu, we find the ruins at Solunto, a wild location set on impressive cliffs and one of the earliest Phoenician trading posts on the islands, but there are many other more extensive ruins elsewhere, including the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento in the west.
To the shock of the Italian bishops, he passed over Venice and Turin last year and again this year and appointed cardinals from Italian sees (Perugia last year, and Ancona and Agrigento this year) that have not had cardinals since the 19th century Francis has ignored this rule not just in Italy, but around the world, by making cardinals out of bishops in dioceses that have never had a cardinal.
In his book Le pecore e il pastore Camilleri managed to offend the Catholic Church by not only revealing but also putting in doubt the unlikely story of a human sacrifice of 10 nuns that offered their lives in exchange for the life of the Archbishop of Agrigento --not in the Middle Ages, but only a few decades ago.
With Triton, 3,226 people have already been rescued since November 1," dpa quoted Alfano as saying at an event in Agrigento, Sicily.
Overseas groups appearing are Doinita, who will be presenting folk songs and dances in costume, representing the various regions of Romania; and Gergent Ensemble, from Agrigento, Sicily, who will be expressing the joy of singing, living and dancing of Sicilian people, especially the life of Sicilian farming and "shing folk.
Portolano, who was born in Agrigento, Italy, in 1960, is married with two children.
On OAT's Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions adventure, travelers will experience Sicily's full enchantment on a journey from the bustling streets of Palermo and ancient Greek temples of Agrigento to the Baroque beauty of Ragusa and Catania.
Several towns around the city of Agrigento have offered empty plots.
We really wanted to go into the main refugee centre, but the Agrigento prefecture has recently denied all access for "reasons of security".
The Italian Coast Guard took some of the 233 people to the island of Lampedusa and 335 migrants were saved off the coast of Agrigento, ANSA reported.