Feeling the power of history in the Valley
Exploring the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.
The Valley of the Temples was on my bucket list for such a long time. I heard so much about it and I imagined it like a real travel through history. And so it was! It was probably one of the days I enjoyed the most during the tour.
The valley is a huge archeological park that guides you to visiting the Greek temples and structures in different stages of conservation. A long walk in history, literally! I was expecting more the opportunity to walk in the temples and explore the ruins, but I suppose with the amount of tourists they have this kind of freedom would be too dangerous to the survival of the park.
In the afternoon I took part in a guided tour of the catacombs that are something very fascinating because it gives you an idea of the history following the Greek period. The valley was a place of early Christian cult and therefore there are remains of tombs everywhere. Doing the tour with an archeologist was a great opportunity to learn a lot about this aspect of the valley.
In this painting I depicted the ‘Temple of Concordia’, the best conserved due to the fact that through the centuries it was a church and therefore it was taken care of constantly. The name is not clear where it comes from, a mystery covered by layers and layers of history.
Title of the Painting ‘Valley of the Temples in Agrigento’
This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the marvelous Italian heritage. All paintings are also available as numbered and originally signed prints.
The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. By acquiring this work you will get to know better Italy also thanks to a personalized story about this place that I will include in the package.
- Watercolor and ink on white paper
- Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
- Shipped in a box
- Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the painting
- Printed on white watercolor paper, numbered 1 to 50 and signed
- Size 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
- Shipped in a box
- Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print