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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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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,...
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...
Living Nativity Scene Calatafimi Segesta
PRESEPE VIVENTE
Sometimes a Presepe vivente-live nativity scene animates the ancient town, which is...
Cavallotti Theatre Calatafimi Segesta
TEATRO CAVALLOTTI
The theatre was founded in 1881 on the initiative of the eminent town citizen Sir Nicolò...
Calatafimi Segesta
TEMPIO DORICO
The temple (V century B.C), which is still standing is an austere example of Peripteral...
Archaeological Museum Calatafimi Segesta
MUSEO CIVICO
The museum holds some artefacts found in the archaeological sire of Segesta. The two shelves in...
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...
Calathamet Calatafimi Segesta
CALATHAMET
The remains of an Arab fortalice, transformed in the XII and XIV centuries, with a tower and...

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