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Calatafimi Segesta

An Elymian centre with Hellenistic overtones, Segesta’s origins date back to Acestes, son of the Trojan nymph Egesta who welcomed Aenea during his wanderings. The majestic Doric temple of the V century B.C, which is still complete, is of great interest. On the summit of the mountain is the Greek amphitheatre which, in summer is animated with important events, and from which one can enjoy a suggestive view over the surrounding valleys. In the archaeological park, there is also the large Sanctuary of Mango district from the VI-V century B.C., a castle, a medieval church and the ruins of an ancient Mosque. Near Segesta is the medieval town of Calatafimi, with the Eufemeo Castle and the rich churches, which is characterised by alleyways and roads of clear Islamic origins. It is on the high ground of Punta di Romano facing it that the harsh battle of Garbidaldi’s Thousand was fought.

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Carmine Church Calatafimi Segesta
CHIESA DEL CARMINE
Founded in Norman times, it was later connected to the Carmelite monastery, founded in 1430. on...
Moschea Calatafimi Segesta
MOSCHEA
Near the amphitheatre there are the remains of a Muslim village with mosques and Norman and...
Pispisa Wood Calatafimi Segesta
BOSCO PISPISA
In the splendid landscape of the archaeological area of Segesta, there is also Bosco Pispisa and...
Thermal springs Calatafimi Segesta
SORGENTI TERMALI
In the surrounding area, in Gorga district on the eastern bank of the Caldo river, on the border...
Etno-anthropological Museum Calatafimi Segesta
MUSEO ETNOANTROPOLOGICO COMUNALE
Museum holds ancient mementoes of the population and documents its predominantly farming...
Calatafimi Segesta
PIANTO ROMANO
In the ossuary, designed by the famous architect  Ernesto Basile, the remains of...
Ancient village of “Lu Burgu” Calatafimi Segesta
BORGO ANTICO
The medieval quarter Borgo, in local dialect lu burgu, the original inhabited part of the town,...
Archaeological Museum Calatafimi Segesta
MUSEO CIVICO
The museum holds some artefacts found in the archaeological sire of Segesta. The two shelves in...

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