The tourist office, in the modern town at Piazzale Aldo Moro 7 (tel. 0922/20454), is open Sunday through Friday 8am to 1pm and 3 to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 1pm. Another tourist office is at Via Empedocle 73 (tel. 0922/20391), open Monday to Friday 8am to 2:30pm and Wednesday 3:30 to 7pm.

Beyond the sites we've broken out below, theater-lovers may want to go to the Casa di Pirandello (Pirandello's House), Contrada Caos, Frazione Caos (tel. 0922-511826), is the former home of the 1934 Nobel Prize winner, known for his plays Sei Personaggi in Cerca d'Autore (Six Characters in Search of an Author) and Enrico IV (Henry IV). Although Agrigentans back then might not have liked his portrayal of Italy, all is forgiven now, and Pirandello is the local boy who made good. In fact, the Teatro Luigi Pirandello at Piazza Municipio bears his name. His casa natale is now a museum devoted to memorabilia pertaining to the playwright's life. His tomb lies under his favorite pine tree, a few hundred yards from the house and grounds, which are open daily 9am to 1pm and 2 to 7pm. Admission is 2€ for adults, and free to EU citizens aged 17 and under and 60 and over. The birthplace lies outside of town in the village of Caos (catch bus no. 1 from Piazza Marconi), just west of the temple zone.

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