Tempio di Segesta, Calatafimi-Segesta

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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. Plan to visit Tempio di Segesta and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Calatafimi-Segesta attractions using our Calatafimi-Segesta online trip itinerary maker.
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  • A historical place where you can find not only a touch of the great old architecture of ancient Greek in Sicily but also an excellent view. It is recommended to have enough time to explore the whole.....  more
    A historical place where you can find not only a touch of the great old architecture of ancient Greek in Sicily but also an excellent view. It is recommended to have enough time to explore the whole.....  more »
  • We stopped here as we were traveling in Sicily and it is definitely worth a stop. The temple is very well preserved and set in a a beautiful landscape. I would recommend adding this to your itinerary....  more
    We stopped here as we were traveling in Sicily and it is definitely worth a stop. The temple is very well preserved and set in a a beautiful landscape. I would recommend adding this to your itinerary....  more »
  • Visited the Temple a 1km walk form the main car park. It's in fantastic condition given it's 2700 years old. Do take the bus up the hill to the amphitheatre as well 
    Visited the Temple a 1km walk form the main car park. It's in fantastic condition given it's 2700 years old. Do take the bus up the hill to the amphitheatre as well  more »
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  • Very worthwhile the visit. Impressive how things were build thousands of years ago. Nice grounds to walk around, great views. Entry on July 21 was EUR 6/Per. Parking is extra but does include the shuttle from the Parking to the site and back. Bring a hat & water, very little shade when you are roaming around.
  • This place is fantastic! In my subjective opinion even better than Valley of Temples. Cause it’s smaller, cheaper and the amphitheater has a stunning view!! We loved this place!
  • can NOT go in or buy tickets after 3:30pm!!! it does not say this anywhere in the website or signs! drove three hours to not get in. very disappointed. wish we could go in, it looked beautiful from afar..
  • Very nice if you're interested in ancient ruins. But do not go on a hot day, the sun is intense and there is almost no where to avoid it.
  • Amazing scene in an amazing place. You can feel the history there. Don't miss it out.

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