South-West Sicily travel guide, tourism and highlights

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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 highlight at Agrigento is the extraordinary Valley of the Temples - although you will probably find that the many attractive beaches of the area occupy more of your time!

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 Casale Imperial Palace 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 - and a bit too much development in places. Try the coast around Realmonte for some of the highlights.

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

Places to visit near South-West Sicily

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