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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 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...
Garibaldi Day Calatafimi Segesta
GIORNATA GARIBALDINA
The 15th May is dedicated to the Giornata Garibaldina – Garibaldi day, commemoration of those...
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...
Hellenistic Agorà Calatafimi Segesta
AGORA' ELLENISTICA
On the summit of the Barbaro mountain, a paved courtyard and a colonnade indicate what was once...
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...
Moschea Calatafimi Segesta
MOSCHEA
Near the amphitheatre there are the remains of a Muslim village with mosques and Norman and...
Municipal Library Calatafimi Segesta
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
Calatafimi has a municipal library with a patrimony of 22.210 volumes, including the Fondi...
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...

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