Tempio di Segesta (Tempio Influenza Greca), Calatafimi-Segesta

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A stunningly well-preserved ancient temple in a picturesque setting, Tempio di Segesta (Tempio Influenza Greca) 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 (Tempio Influenza Greca).
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  • Here I will only comment on the temple. It is remarkably preserved from the top of its 2500 years! Namely that he has never been finished. The temple sits majestically on a hill. We only see him, and the décor is truly sublime with the landscape in the background. Come 2 pm is a very bad idea for the heat, but excellent to avoid the hordes of tourists
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  • The visit didn't have it included in our tour, so hire a taxi for 6 and visit Trapani and Segesta within 6 hours from Palermo for 180 euros. It was worth not only to see the temple, if not the views along the way. The temple is very complete and has nothing to envy to the temples in Greece, they say that the ancient inhabitants of Troy built it. There is a bus that takes you from the entrance to the amphitheatre to esa pretty far by 1.5 euros for those who do not want to walk. In addition there is to pay the entry cost 6 euros. Beautiful!
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  • On the temple and theatre, everything has already been said. It's wonderful. However it looks to be cash cows. First you have to park in a parking lot below €5. A shuttle takes you to the site, but she's not leaving when it is full. Result 20 minutes waiting. Entrance of the temple and theatre at €6. Free for children. An optional Shuttle takes you to the temple against €1,50 per person including child. Here also the shuttle leaves when it is full. After the people were standing in the bus. The climb can be done on foot, but it's long and in full sun. A very good memory anyway because it is a very nice place
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great location. In a super quite place. Must see.
  • Worth buying ticket. Though - if you are super sneaky, maybe you can get pass by climbing hills with actuses nearby :)
  • A superb temple that has been preserved over the years.

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