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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  • The Temple of Segesta is an atypical example of a Greek temple. Built by the elymians ancient sicani was never finished. Come down to us in perfect condition currently cannot be accessed within its Colonnade due to renovations. The temple has the typical cell of Greek temples precisely because it was unfinished. Very interesting is the nearby Roman theater today perfectly restored that overlooks a beautiful valley.
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  • Imposing Greek temple whose beauty can be appreciated both at his feet, is going up to the Hill of the theatre of Segesta. not to be missed.
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  • Was and in Agrigento and Paestum, in Athens, of course. But the view from the amphitheatre Segesta unequivocally the most impressive. It is very difficult to get yourself. Walks from Palermo and Trapani only bus firm Tarantela. Departs in the morning from the bus stop to the right of the Palermo Centrale/if you watch in the airport. There is a post a little plaque with the name of the company. Bus stands literally 2 minutes and immediately leaves. Back bus returns after about 3:00 and you can go back to Palermo.
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  • Well preserved Temple. Also adjacent amphitheater. The amphitheater is a stiff hike up. Take the bus if you have doubts. Great view of the temple as you ascend to the amphitheater. Free toilets!
  • Well preserved historic temple.. On a Hot day, it might take some will to hike up although it's a short distance, but very majestic and HUGE..
  • It could be much better if this temple was finished, but it wasn't, so not really worth to drive and pay entry for. Fortunately, ticket includes amphitheatre visit on opposite side.
  • 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.
  • A great place. Temples are persevered well.