Tempio di Segesta, Calatafimi-Segesta

A stunningly well-preserved ancient temple in a picturesque setting, Tempio di Segesta has survived nearly 2,500 years seemingly unaffected by the ravages of time. Sitting on a hill just outside the site of the ancient city of Segesta, this Doric temple was built sometime in the late fifth century BCE. Several things suggest that the structure was never actually completed, such as the unfluted columns and the lack of any evidence that it possessed a finished roof. The building also appears never to have had a cella, a small inner chamber usually found in Hellenic temples. The origins of the temple remain a mystery, as it was constructed in an area that was not mainly populated by Greeks. Be sure to bring your camera and wear a pair of comfortable shoes, as the terrain is a bit steep and bumpy on the way up. Before you head to Calatafimi-Segesta, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Calatafimi-Segesta trip itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Calatafimi-Segesta has to offer, including Tempio di Segesta.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We took a shuttle in a parking lot that c has resulted in a flat ground and after a very steep! we arrived at this temple super special, and worth seeing
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  • August 18, 2017
    The journey from San vito in Palermo we passed on the case to this archaeological site. Very impressive and served by bus offers a great view of the whole Valley
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  • August 18, 2017
    Walk around and admire a temple so nice is a wonderful experience. You find yourself in history and at the same time and in the future. Because from that past that we are today the most beautiful country in the world for culture, traditions and history.
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  • June 4, 2017
    A nice stop if you're headed out this way or going to Trapani. When you arrive there is a parking area with buses to take you to the top. Don't park at the top as the cops give parking tickets. Parking is 3 euros per car. Once you're at the top you'll need to buy tickets for the temple or everything the temple was around 6 euros I think. You walk up the temple and have some incredible views of the island.
  • July 31, 2017
    Wonderful place. Parking area far away but free bus to reach the site. Internal bus to reach the anfiteatro (upon charges).
  • June 10, 2017
    Beautiful ruins just outside of Trapani. Not too expensive for tickets. Would recommend the bus to the top on a hot day as it's one hell of a walk.
  • August 13, 2017
    Great experience. They need to sort out transport as it is a joke at the moment.
  • June 5, 2017
    Great location. In a super quite place. Must see.

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