Valle, a sensory garden arrives in front of the Temple of Concordia

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The works for the construction of a “sensory garden” that will rise in an area of ​​2000 square meters, symbolically “isolated” – by means of a belt of walls and rock formations that surround it on all four sides – have been delivered to the inside the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.

The garden, which will be set up with plants typical of the Mediterranean flora, trees, shrubs and herbs, will be built in the space in front of the “Casa Pace”, in front of the Temple of Concord with access from the “Via Sacra”.

“It is a space of well-being – reads a note from the regional councilorship for cultural heritage – which provides for the creation of logical-functional paths that will also make use of educational aids and fruition structures capable of allowing visitors an immersive visit through which to combine the complete perception of the harmony of the garden making use of all five senses “.

The thematic itineraries will be accompanied by devices and devices that must guarantee easy accessibility to users, guaranteeing the highest level of safety and high comfort.
For this reason, tactile plastic models of the main monuments of the Valley will be placed at the entry point and along the route, complete with information tables in Braille code and with the possibility of listening to information through suitable electronic devices.
The construction of the garden, which will be completed by the end of September, is entrusted to the company Criscenzo Costruzioni Srl of Favara.

“The Sensory Garden – underlines the Regional Councilor for Cultural Heritage and Sicilian Identity, Alberto Samonà – enriches the already articulated offer of the Valle dei Templi Park, offering a further opportunity for total immersion in the beauty of nature and history .
Moreover, it is a very interesting proposal to enjoy a cultural asset with maximum accessibility to all visitors.
A realization – highlights the commissioner Samonà – which offers added value to one of the most significant regional sites recognized by Unesco “.

News from Sicily 2022-07-01 20:00:00

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