Located in Agigento, Sicily, the Valley of the Temples is a timeless place. You can walk in the romantic ruins in the middle of olive and carob trees, as writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Alexandre Dumas did before.
The temples and the city (that you have to imagine) were built at the time when Sicily was a Greek colony.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, the site was progressively abandoned by its inhabitants who moved to the hill where the modern Agrigento is.
One of the temples is still standing thanks to its reuse as a church. Several columns of other temples were reconstructed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Apart those, you see piles of stones cut 2500 years ago.
I advise to visit the site off-season or at least off-peak to avoid breaking the spell.