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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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Thermal springs Calatafimi Segesta
SORGENTI TERMALI
In the surrounding area, in Gorga district on the eastern bank of the Caldo river, on the border...
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...
Archaeological area of Segesta Calatafimi Segesta
PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO
Segesta, proudly guards the remains of the Elymian city, of an extraordinary Doric temple, a...
Calatafimi Segesta
CHIESA MADRE
Dedicated to Pope San Silvestro, it has ancient Swabian origins.  In 1547 it was judged...
Carmine Church Calatafimi Segesta
CHIESA DEL CARMINE
Founded in Norman times, it was later connected to the Carmelite monastery, founded in 1430. on...
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...
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...
Living Nativity Scene Calatafimi Segesta
PRESEPE VIVENTE
Sometimes a Presepe vivente-live nativity scene animates the ancient town, which is...

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