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

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Magnificent temple situated on a hill top, easy to reach and perfectly preserved, well worth a visit. Splendid panorama, at sunset a real show.
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  • I visited a temple d Segesta in September after visiting with my husband in August the other Greek sites in Sicily, and it was especially nice to be able to admire the Temple so well preserved and then visit with surprise more recently discovered archaeological site l led by the theatre, which we weren't expecting. Really appreciated the free parking and shuttle service, although charges for ol climb in the theatre area. To recommend
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  • It is a monument that intimidating that has been there for thousands of years and resists weather-resistant to earthquakes. to man. ..
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  • Just an old stone temple. Trust me. Picturesque, yes. Worth a 1 hour drive? Definitely not. Are you going to be uncomfortable in hot weather? Yep! Pizza vending machine (you read that right) and free Wi-Fi at the ticket store.
  • One of the best sites in magna grecia
  • Nice place to visit, if you are in Sicily. Great place to take pictures, or to relax for a few hours. The scenery is beautiful. There is a entry fee, nothing too expensive.
  • complete doric temple. usually used also for marriages and photo shooting sesisons
  • Great place with an ancient greek temple in good shape.
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