Province of Enna

Agira rises on the ancient Greek city of Agyrion and its name derives from the violent Sicilian tyrant Agyris. 

According to the legend the village of Agira was founded before the Trojan war (1194 BC) by Greeks. The village rose on the ancient Greek Sicel city of Agyrion and its name derives from the violent tyrant Agyris who was considered one of the most powerful ruler in the centre of Sicily. The archaeological findings also testimonies the presence of a ancient village founded 30.000 years ago by a group of Afro – Asian nomads. The most important monuments of the village are:

the Argon, an archaeological site dedicated to the ancient Jewish community of the area;

the Castle, built in the Sicani period, became a very important fortress under the Arab domination;

the Church of Reale Abbazia, built in the 10th century, is dedicated to the Patron Saint of Agira and includes impressive red marble columns, many Gothic and Bizantine decorations and over 400 ancient parchments;

the Church of SS Salvatore, built in the 12th century, has a wonderful facade characterised by Renascence sculptures with Norman and Aragonese decorations.

People live here: 



Festa di San Filippo (11-22/05), holy festivity                                                                                                                                                                        L’Invasione dei Cavalletti (June 21), Art festival

Della Cassatella e le Vie dei Sapori (20-22/11), food festival

Live Nativity representation

How to get there:

By Car:

From Enna

Get on SS121, exit Agira


Hotel Costellazioni 4 *

B&B Diamante

B&B San Giuseppe

Country House Baglio San Pietro

Residence Case al Borgo


Case al Borgo

Pizzeria Belvedere


Number One

Crystal Pub

Address: Vittorio Emanuele 1294011 Agira, Sicily, Italy

Phone: +39 0935 691031
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