In this article you will find out what to see in Agira. The medieval village of Agira is located on Mount Teja and this area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The first real inhabited center was founded by the Sicans, the first people together with the Sicilians and helmets to be present in Sicily. In fact, its name seems to come from the name of the Sican leaders Agiride .

What to see in Agira, Sicily
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Agira, Sicily
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Agira, Sicily
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Agira, Sicily
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Church of Santa Margherita, Agira
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Agira, Sicily
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Agira, Sicily
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In Agira, the various small churches scattered throughout the area and the ruins of the medieval castle are worth a visit, from which you have a magnificent view of the surrounding hills , Lake Pozzillo and Mount Etna in the background, truly a spectacle. Admission is free, the place is unfortunately a bit abandoned, but the view from up there absolutely fills these shortcomings.

Agira, view of Mount Etna and Lake Pozzillo
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Where to eat

A good rustic looking restaurant with a stunning view of Mount Etna and Lake Pozzillo is the Belvedere. The prices are low and the restaurant offers traditional cuisine, with simple and abundant dishes. Here you will also find cassatelle, the traditional sweets of Agira, with almonds and ricotta.

Activities loved by tourists in the surrounding area or in Sicily in general

Interactive map of Agira – Points of interest in purple

To locate yourself once in the area, click on the enlarge symbol at the top right of the map.

What to see in the surroundings

Agira is part of the province of Enna. Here you will find the most beautiful places to visit in surroundings of Enna .

Typical dishes of Agira and surroundings

A typical dessert of Agira is the cassatella, made with ricotta and almonds row. Agira is located as mentioned in the province of Enna. Do you want to try the typical dishes in the Ennese area? Here you find what to eat in Enna and surroundings.

Here instead you find the typical Sicilian dishes in general.

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