t the beginning of the twentieth century, Baron La Lumia, the owner of rich citrus groves overlooked by the Temples, left a plot of land – as was customary at the time – to his coachman, Mr. Spina, as payment for his services. The latter thus founded his own house, traditionally built in tuff ashlars, tuff being the same “yellowish” stone that was used in constructing the Temples. Sometime in the forties, one of his sons, an important chef at the school in Sorrento, converted the building into a restaurant. Because of its location and its culinary art, it became a destination for high-ranking visitors, American officers, actors, and illustrious guests of the City of Agrigento, etc. Some of the elderly residents in Agrigento still have fond memories from this time and ask to visit the Dimora dei Templi to relive their past experiences.