Porto Empedocle, Italy

Porto Empedocle is a town and comune in Italy on the coast of the Strait of Sicily, about 6 km’s from Agrigento. The primary industries of Porto Empedocle are agriculture, fishing, ironworking, pharmaceuticals and rock salt refining.

Porto Empedocle is ideally located for those who like both leisure activities and exploring the ancient artifacts and ruins of centuries ago. The nearby harbor offers daily excursions to the Pelagie Islands. It is a short distance from the famous Turkish Steps, and a short drive or bus ride delivers you to the Valley of the Temples and the city of Agrigento.

Things to See & Do

* City of Agrigento
* Turkish Steps
* Valley of the Temples

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 24 km²
Population –16,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +39

Port Location – The main port is centrally located in downtown Porto Empedocle.

Travel Links – Sicily's main airports are in Palermo and Catania. There are also three other smaller airports, in Trapani and the minor islands of Pantelleria and Lampedusa. Sicily is linked to the main Italian train network at Messina. Long distance trains from Rome and Naples cross the Straits of Messina by ferry and continue on to Palermo and Catania. Long-distance buses link Rome and Naples to Catania and Palermo.

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