Greek Agrigento

Starting from the 15th century, when Sicily began to rule the Spanish monarchs, in Agrigento, as in many other areas of Sicily, began a long economic crisis. Economic recovery in Agrigento, as well as economic growth area began only in the second half of the 20th century. Throughout its history, Agrigento repeatedly been subjected to destructive earthquakes, effects, which are still visible in small towns and villages in the area. One of the largest earthquakes occurred in 1968 when many residents of affected areas. The economy of the province is agriculture, primarily fruit. Local almonds, peaches, melons and oranges are known far beyond outside of Sicily.

From grapes grown in the province, producing a fine wine. Four brands of wine produced in Agrigento, marked on the labels of five stars, indicating the high quality wines. Of particular note is the excellent white wine which is made from the vineyards of the commune and Kanikatti near Licata. Another sector of the economy sufficiently developed in the area – tourism. Tourists in Agrigento, in the first place, attracts Valley of the Temples – the remains of ancient Greek cities.

A few words about the cuisine of Agrigento. Kitchen province is known primarily for its delicacies. For the manufacture of specialties in Agrigento Use the entire range of tastes and odors, which gives fertile ground Sicilian. Agrigento is a symbol of almonds, and so it is quite willing to use to add flavor and aroma of a variety of dishes. Especially delicious cakes are kukkyateddi, in which apart from adding more almonds and walnuts. This cake is made in Menefee. A great place in the kitchen province to fish. Local dishes like shad in the jacket (similar coats) known far beyond Sicily. Also very popular fish, baked in pastry, which among other things add pistachios.