Agrigento is a city on the southern coast of Sicily, Italy, and capital of the province of Agrigento. It is renowned as the site of the ancient Greek city of Akragas (Ἀκράγας). It was one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the golden age of Ancient Greece. Akragas was one of the richest and most famous of the Greek colonies of Magna Graecia.
Agrigento was founded on a plateau overlooking the sea and was established around 582-580 BC. It is attributed to Greek colonists from Gela, who named it Akragas. (I rode the bicycle through Gela, eating lunch there, but was unimpressed by the location and the traffic in the city.)