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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  • This is a wonderful attraction. The 2,500 years old temple is in a great state of preservation. It's location in the valley makes one of the most iconic scenes one normally expects from an ancient sit...  more »
  • If you are visiting this part of Sicily make sure that you have few hours to spend in this amazing place. To get up to the theatre I'll suggest you to get the bus, tickets are sold separately from the...  more »
  • Shuttle bus up to the amphitheatre level and then walkways to the site. Overall, a bit of a disappointment. Back down and then a long difficult trek up to the temple on the opposite side. A great deal...  more »
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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.