Tourists are usually banned from entering Sicily’s Temple of Concordia but for this summer only it’s letting visitors step behind its columns thanks to Dolce & Gabbana.
At the start of July, the Italian fashion house hosted a catwalk show inside the temple, which label founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana described to Architectural Digest as ‘one of the finest artistic expressions that the ancient Greeks have handed down to us’.
To protect the ancient architecture, which dates back to the 5th century BC, the fashion brand enlisted archaeologists and restoration experts to help them install a floor inside the temple for its models to walk down. This runway will be left in place until September, giving tourists a rare chance to explore the interiors of the storied structure.
Tourists can also explore the surrounding Valle Dei Templi area in Agrigento, which is home to several other pieces of ancient Greek architecture, all in various states of preservation.