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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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Centre of Performing Arts Calatafimi Segesta
CENTRO ARTI SCENICHE
The Centre of Performing Arts was founded as a laboratory for theatre and music activity it has...
Madonna del Giubino procession Calatafimi Segesta
FESTEGGIAMENTI DI MARIA SS. DEL GIUBINO
The veneration for the Madonna del Giubino, is very important and a marble icon of the Madonna...
Thermal springs Calatafimi Segesta
SORGENTI TERMALI
In the surrounding area, in Gorga district on the eastern bank of the Caldo river, on the border...
Hellenistic AgorÓ Calatafimi Segesta
AGORA' ELLENISTICA
On the summit of the Barbaro mountain, a paved courtyard and a colonnade indicate what was once...
Church of the Madonna del Giubino Calatafimi Segesta
CHIESA DELLA MADONNA DEL GIUBINO
Built between 1721 and 1734, the rigid decorum of its exterior contrasts its vibrant and sinuous...
Pispisa Wood Calatafimi Segesta
BOSCO PISPISA
In the splendid landscape of the archaeological area of Segesta, there is also Bosco Pispisa and...
Archaeological Museum Calatafimi Segesta
MUSEO CIVICO
The museum holds some artefacts found in the archaeological sire of Segesta. The two shelves in...
Moschea Calatafimi Segesta
MOSCHEA
Near the amphitheatre there are the remains of a Muslim village with mosques and Norman and...

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