Italian provinces and municipalities - Useful information and tour guide
- 43 Italian municipalities
- Population: 442.049 inhabitants
- Surface: 3.045,06 sq km
- Density: 145 inhabitants per square km
Delimited to the north by Sicani mountains, east from river Salso and from the west Belice river, the southern province of Agrigento overlooks the Mediterranean, where it boasts the possession of the Pelagie islands: Lampedusa, Linosa and Lampione.
The hinterland, characterized by a rare variety of agricultural productions, gastronomic preparations and craftsmanship, includes areas of great naturalistic interest, such as the Nature Reserves of Monte Cammarata and Montagnola, with the famous Cave of the Acquafitusa, whose sulfo-alkaline-jodurate powders have been known since ancient times.
Along the coast, coming down from Sciacca, which is laid on the side of the Mount Kronio, meet the Torre Salsa Nature Reserve, which protects dunes, beaches, steep cliffs, natural terraces, reed beds and ancient gypsum quarries, and which extends to Heraclea Minoa, whose Hellenistic remains dominate the sea from the plateau known as Capobianco.
Agrigento, resting on a calcareous relief, overhangs the Valley of the Temples, inserted in the World Heritage List UNESCO, one of the most spectacular archaeological complexes in the entire Mediterranean basin.
Provinces where the territory is currently divided