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The south-western part of Sicily follows along the coast either side of Agrigento, and heads inland (and uphill) onto the high plateau that includes Piazza Armerina. 

The south-west of Sicily is the area with the least sites and is the least visited. Non the less it does contain a couple of the highlights of a trip to Sicily, notably the Valley of the Temples and the Villa Romana del Casale.

The highlight at Agrigento is the extraordinary Valley of the Temples. This valley has lots of temples scattered throughout its length and some are in quite good condition. This is a very impressive site and not to be missed if you are in the South West of Sicily.

Heading south-east to Gela you can discover some of the finest monuments from Ancient Greek occupation of the island to be found on Sicily, then to Comiso to see the castle of the Naselli

The mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina are an incredible sight, and cover a very extensive floor area in what was once one of the grandest villas in Sicily.

Beaches and coast

The south-west coast includes some of the best beaches along the Sicily coast - though with a bit too much development in places. Try the coast around Realmonte for some of the highlights including the popular Scala dei Turchi beach.

The beaches near Gela are among the best - many of the beaches tend to be quieter in this part of Sicily than in the more visited regions.

For some of the most impressive coastline you might continue towards Africa with a visit to the Pelagie Islands - especially well known to deep-sea diving enthusiasts because of the clear seas and the wide range of creatures that can be seen in the sea. The main island is Lampedusa, the other two are Linosa and Lampione.

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Map of South-West Sicily and places to visit

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South-West Sicily places to visit

Agrigento

Agrigento

The Valley of the Temples of Agrigento is a phenomenal park of ancient Greek temples.

Agrigento guide
Comiso

Comiso

Comiso is home to the Castle of the Naselli.

Comiso guide
Gela

Gela

Gela is home to a number of Greek monuments.

Gela guide
Lampedusa

Lampedusa

Lampedusa is one of the Pelagie Islands and has beautiful beaches.

Lampedusa guide
Piazza Armerina Town

Piazza Armerina Town

Piazza Armerina is a medieval and Baroque town famous for its roman villa the Villa del Casale

Piazza Armerina Town guide
Realmonte

Realmonte

Realmonte is home to the famous Scala dei Turchi beach.

Realmonte guide
Villa Romana del Casale

Villa Romana del Casale

The Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina is home to the most fabulous Roman mosaics

Villa Romana del Casale guide
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