Gela offers a fascinating and well-run archaeology museum and the well-preserved remains of the city's ancient fortifications. Apart from those significant attractions – and a distinguished past as one of Sicily's great ancient cities – however, Gela is now a chaotic industrial centre with a reputation as a mafia hot spot. Little remains of its heyday as the economic engine room of the great Greek colony that eventually founded Akragas, Eraclea Minoa and Selinunte.
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