Agrigento Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Regionale "Pietro Griffo")
The anticipation-building entrance to the museum sets the stage. Walk through a lovely little garden, then over a bridge that suddenly overlooks the mystical ruins of Ekklesiasterion, a 4th-century BC amphitheatre. Once inside, admire the impressive collection includes ancient painted vases, an enormous recreation of the Temple of Zeus, an alabaster sarcophagus of a child from 2nd century BC, and a telamon—a gargantuan figure of a man, stacked against a wall.Travelers may discover the museum as part of a guided day trip from Palermo, which begins with an exploration of the UNESCO-designated Valley of the Temples, before traveling on to the Agrigento temples (Hera, Concordia, and Apollo). Atop a jagged hill is a panoramic view of the ancient temples below.