Tra la strada e le stelle – Thegiornalisti (Completamente Sold Out, 2016)
15 Marzo 2018
“Mi manca già l’aria di questa notte, dove tutto è sospeso in bilico tra la vita e la morte… tra la strada e le stelle, tra noi”
Today we visited the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento, and got our daily fix of ancient temples. Great sights all over as can be seen in the images above, especially in the second image. During this trip, we were able to see a very different and interesting pillar type for these ancient temples, pillars that took the shape of a human holding up the temple’s roof. This archaeological site houses a temple dedicated to the goddess Juno, and also forms part of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage sites (I’m starting to notice a trend here).
After visiting the archaeological site, we took a trip to the Scala dei Turchi, which is a mountain along the coast believed to be climbed by the Turks during an invasion of Agrigento. It is now a beautiful tourist spot with beautiful blue waters. This sight is one of the many waiting to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in Italy, and rightfully so.
We ended our scheduled events of the day by going to the main piazza in Porto Empedocle, where the author Andrea Camilleri based most of his Commissario Montalbano mystery series. We arrived to the piazza just in time to see the sunset-illuminated statue of what, according to Camilleri, Montalbano looked like and is described to look like in his books. Before convening for a group dinner, we were given free time to relax and unwind from a busy day. A majority of us decided to kick back at a local gelateria, the group below played a round of table soccerl, I ate gelato and generally had a good time. Not to get all emotional but it was a beautiful moment, that I was allowed to share with some of my favorite people. A wonderful feeling really.