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 well preserved temple from Greek times. A short walk from parking space you will be rewarded with this magnificent temple, which sits atop a small hill. You can enjoy temple as much as the sur...  more »
  • God has created the Sicily and the ancient Greeks have put this temple the or it should be... Never ends its main supposed was d impress allies them (including Athens) by the power of a people capable of building such a monument. C is successful today! Although Syracuse and Selinunte are no longer enemies mortals as they were! Time passes, geopolitics changed but his means remain the same. A must see and meditate on the history of men!
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  • Excited even if you aren't art experts. The venue is easily accessible and the temple is well preserved. Go for it!
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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.