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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...
The Virgin with Child among Saints, Prophets and Evangelical scenes Calatafimi Segesta
POLITTICO DELLA CHIESA MADRE
On the main altar of the Mother Church, a grandiose marble altarpiece is situated. containing...
Angimbč Wood Calatafimi Segesta
BOSCO DI ANGIMBE'
Angimbč Wood in the north of the town represents an ecological niche of extraordinary beauty...
Calatafimi Segesta
PIANTO ROMANO
In the ossuary, designed by the famous architect  Ernesto Basile, the remains of...
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...
Alleyway Calatafimi Segesta
VICOLI
The Alleyways and courtyards which characterize the ancient inhabited part of the town are...
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...
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...

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