The Valley of the Temples

A breath-taking view

The Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna offers a breath-taking view on the Valley of the Temples, Europe’s largest archaeological area, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. From the special panoramic position of the hotel one can admire the entire Valley with its antique Doric temples amidst old olive and almond trees. Especially at sunset and at night when the Temples are lit, the Sicilian night becomes unforgettably magic. At Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna you can book trips to discover the Valley of the Temples one of the most fascinating places of Sicily.

Alexander Hardcastle

When between 1920 and 1921, at the age of 48 and after a restless period of travelling through Europe, Africa and Asia, the British Army’s captain Alexander Hardcastle, arrived for the first time in the city of the temples, he was immediately struck by the intense light and by the sundown that set the monuments on fire. He discovered the irresistible beauty of the Greek classicism and spent, in a period of only 12 years, a fortune in excavation works to bring back the temples to their ancient splendour. Thanks to him the Temples became part of the European touristic circuits.