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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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Eufemio Castle Calatafimi Segesta
CASTELLO EUFEMIO
“An ancient, primitive fortalice, not at all despicable castle”, is how the Arab...
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...
Battle of Calatafimi Calatafimi Segesta
BATTAGLIA DI CALATAFIMI
Etno-anthropological Museum Calatafimi Segesta
MUSEO ETNOANTROPOLOGICO COMUNALE
Museum holds ancient mementoes of the population and documents its predominantly farming...
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...
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...
Municipal Library Calatafimi Segesta
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
Calatafimi has a municipal library with a patrimony of 22.210 volumes, including the Fondi...
Calatafimi Segesta
PIANTO ROMANO
In the ossuary, designed by the famous architect  Ernesto Basile, the remains of...

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