A refined boutique hotel right in the heart of Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, the Hotel Villa Athena offers unparalleled views of the Temples of Juno and Concordia, and surrounding landscape.
Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna
Located a short distance outside Agrigento and around a ten minute drive from the Valley of the Temples, the Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna is a modest but charming property. Built around a central courtyard, the hotel takes its name from the Sicilian word ‘baglio’, meaning fortified farmhouse, and the property’s ancient defensive tower is still in evidence today. Most of the 27 rooms are in a converted building dating back to the 15th century, with views of the courtyard or surrounding countryside. The terraced gardens afford views across the countryside towards the temples in the distance, and the courtyard is lined with pots of geraniums, olive trees and a small babbling fountain.
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The majority of the 27 rooms are situated in a converted building dating back to the 15th century. The rooms are simple but furnished in a classic, contemporary style and offer beautiful views over the courtyard or surrounding countryside. Most contain showers, but there are a couple with bathtubs that are available on request. For something particularly special, there are three rooms located within the ancient tower that are accessed by the original spiral staircase. These rooms boast a number of wonderful antiques and are finished in a more historical style with period features, along with modern bathrooms.
Just a ten-minute drive from Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna is surrounded by picturesque countryside that slopes down towards the main temple complex. You can even make out a couple of the temples in the distance from the hotel’s peaceful terraced gardens.
Food and drink
Breakfast is a pleasant buffet affair, served each morning in a large glass-sided room overlooking the gardens, with the Valley of the Temples in the distance. Dinner features a menu of hearty seasonal fare and is served in the gardens in the summer months.
Facilities and activities
While the hotel doesn’t have its own swimming pool, there is a large outdoor Jacuzzi located in the gardens, surrounded by loungers. The extensive gardens provide plenty of space for children as well as offering many secluded spots in which to relax and enjoy the beautiful views.
It’s important to note that there's no elevator access in either section of the property, but the hotel has ground-floor rooms.
We consider the Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna to be one of Agrigento’s most charming options. A relatively modest property, its historic surroundings and friendly character make it a wonderful base for exploring the Valley of the Temples.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Nestled within a large working olive farm, Mandranova is a beautiful, upscale agriturismo (farm stay). The property is well located for exploring the temples at Agrigento and makes for a charming and stylish stay.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The city of Akragas was one of the most lavish ancient Greek outposts and much of it remains intact in the Valley of the Temples. It is best toured with a knowledgeable guide who can reveal its many treasures and mysteries.