Way Finding Agrigento: instructions for use.
The system is based on a series of panels of different sizes installed in the main points of arrival to the city and in the historic center.
Upon arrival in the city from piazza Marconi (central station), piazzale Rosselli (bus station) and piazza Sinatra (multi-storey car park) you are greeted by a large panel, containing the map of the historic center with the indication of the pedestrian paths.
You can choose between a longer path, blue, called “Alleys and culture”, and a shorter one, bordeaux, called “Girgenti in one hour”.
To help you choose, access the Way Finding Agrigento database by opening the QR code reader on your smartphone or tablet (you can find hundreds of them on the mobile phone store), then frame the QR code just below the map with the camera: you will have this way more information that will help you to understand which route is right for you.
Once made the choice follow the brown arrow, which will lead you into the square in front of the east entrance of via Atenea (Porta di Ponte): there you will find a smaller panel, which you will recognize for the graphics, from where you can start your route.
If you come from the multi-storey car park, the brown arrow on the big panel takes you instead to piazza Pirandello, where you will find a smaller panel from which you can start your route.
On each panel of the path you find a map of the area where you are: there are marked the blue way for the “Alleys and culture” path and the bordeaux way for the “Girgenti in one hour” path; moreover you find indicated with a red hexagon the places mentioned by Luigi Pirandello in his writings and with a yellow dot the places “Art and Faith”. Blue dotted lines show you additional routes (Rabato, San Giacomo, etc.), which you can explore before returning to the chosen main route.
Below the map of each panel you find, on the left, one or two colored directional arrows: follow the blue one if you have chosen the “Alleys and culture” path; the bordeaux one if you have chosen the “Girgenti in one hour” path.
On the right of the panel you find the list of sites indicated on the map.
Just under the map you find a QR code: frame it with your smartphone or tablet and access a page containing information on the sites indicated on the map: click on the button of the site you are interested in and access the relevant information.
The contents related to the individual monuments and sites are in progress: gradually they will be improved and completed, and the events scheduled will also be indicated.
Good walk in the historic center!