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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...
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 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...
Calatafimi Segesta
PIANTO ROMANO
In the ossuary, designed by the famous architect  Ernesto Basile, the remains of...
Chalk quarries Calatafimi Segesta
CAVE DI GESSO E DI PIETRA
The ground rich in clay and limestone has a few marble and chalk quarries dotted about. A well...
Etno-anthropological Museum Calatafimi Segesta
MUSEO ETNOANTROPOLOGICO COMUNALE
Museum holds ancient mementoes of the population and documents its predominantly farming...
Greek amphitheatre Calatafimi Segesta
TEATRO GRECO
On the summit of the mountain is the Greek amphitheatre which, in summer is animated with...
Thermal springs Calatafimi Segesta
SORGENTI TERMALI
In the surrounding area, in Gorga district on the eastern bank of the Caldo river, on the border...

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