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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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Church of SS. Crocifisso Calatafimi Segesta
CHIESA DEL SANTISSIMO CROCIFISSO
Designed in the XVIII century by Giovanni Biagio Amico, with a single nave is a radiant...
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...
Municipal Library Calatafimi Segesta
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
Calatafimi has a municipal library with a patrimony of 22.210 volumes, including the Fondi...
Calathamet Calatafimi Segesta
CALATHAMET
The remains of an Arab fortalice, transformed in the XII and XIV centuries, with a tower and...
Angimbč Wood Calatafimi Segesta
BOSCO DI ANGIMBE'
Angimbč Wood in the north of the town represents an ecological niche of extraordinary beauty...
Eufemio Castle Calatafimi Segesta
CASTELLO EUFEMIO
“An ancient, primitive fortalice, not at all despicable castle”, is how the Arab...
Archaeological area of Segesta Calatafimi Segesta
PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO
Segesta, proudly guards the remains of the Elymian city, of an extraordinary Doric temple, a...

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