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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

Pispisa Wood Calatafimi Segesta
BOSCO PISPISA
In the splendid landscape of the archaeological area of Segesta, there is also Bosco Pispisa and...
Alleyway Calatafimi Segesta
VICOLI
The Alleyways and courtyards which characterize the ancient inhabited part of the town are...
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,...
Municipal Library Calatafimi Segesta
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
Calatafimi has a municipal library with a patrimony of 22.210 volumes, including the Fondi...
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...
Archaeological area of Segesta Calatafimi Segesta
PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO
Segesta, proudly guards the remains of the Elymian city, of an extraordinary Doric temple, a...
Crucifix Festival Calatafimi Segesta
FESTA DEL SANTISSIMO CROCIFISSO
The Festa del Crocefisso is a moment of great folkloristic and religious interest and is one of...

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