A holiday at the abbey is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the ancient places of the island
Abbazia di Santa Maria del Bosco, historic residence, is the ideal choice for those who want to enjoy a relaxing holiday outside the city. Travelling about 90 kilometres, the most curious and history passionate guests of our relais in Sicily can reach Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. The distance that separates Abbazia di Santa Maria del Bosco from ancient places in Sicily, such as the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples, is not prohibitive and as soon as you arrive you will be immediately rewarded by a view of incomparable beauty. Agrigento, rich in charm, history and culture, hosts a renowned historic center and is also the homeland of Luigi Pirandello, whose home is a destination that tourists enjoy. Here you can admire the writer’s personal objects, as well as writings, memorabilia and much more. The Valley of the Temples is one of the largest archaeological complexes of the Mediterranean, a must-see for those who love history and culture. The temples of Demeter, Juno, Concord, Hercules, Zeus and Castor and Pollux. A fascinating journey back in time that will take your breath away.