Italy TravelThe Greek Connection to Italy

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The Greek Connection to Italy
Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by

You might think that the only place in the world to see riveting Greek ruins is Greece. But think again…Italy is home to a number of stunning and well-preserved ruins. The Greek Empire colonized parts of southern Italy between the 8th and 5th centuries B.C. leaving behind stunning buildings that remain to this day.

One place to get a glimpse of The Valley of the Temples is in Sicily. The town of Agrigento (called Agrikas in Greek times) is simply a must-visit to explore the remains of seven Doric-style temples. They’re considered the best preserved ruins outside of Greece.

Even Greek culture and language is still preserved in parts of southern Italy. Did you know that there are still Italians- in the region of Calabria mostly – who speak a dialect of Greek called Griko? The ties between Greece and Italy remain strong even in the 21st century.

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By Kathy McCabe

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