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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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The beauties di (en)Calatafimi Segesta

Garibaldi Day Calatafimi Segesta
GIORNATA GARIBALDINA
The 15th May is dedicated to the Giornata Garibaldina – Garibaldi day, commemoration of those...
Church of San Francesco Calatafimi Segesta
CHIESA DI SAN FRANCESCO
It is presumed that the church was originally built in the XIII century and it is certain that...
Archaeological area of Segesta Calatafimi Segesta
PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO
Segesta, proudly guards the remains of the Elymian city, of an extraordinary Doric temple, a...
Calathamet Calatafimi Segesta
CALATHAMET
The remains of an Arab fortalice, transformed in the XII and XIV centuries, with a tower and...
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...
Cavallotti Theatre Calatafimi Segesta
TEATRO CAVALLOTTI
The theatre was founded in 1881 on the initiative of the eminent town citizen Sir Nicolò...
Pispisa Wood Calatafimi Segesta
BOSCO PISPISA
In the splendid landscape of the archaeological area of Segesta, there is also Bosco Pispisa and...
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,...

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