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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...
Eufemio Castle Calatafimi Segesta
CASTELLO EUFEMIO
“An ancient, primitive fortalice, not at all despicable castle”, is how the Arab...
Cavallotti Theatre Calatafimi Segesta
TEATRO CAVALLOTTI
The theatre was founded in 1881 on the initiative of the eminent town citizen Sir Nicolò...
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...
Alleyway Calatafimi Segesta
VICOLI
The Alleyways and courtyards which characterize the ancient inhabited part of the town are...
Calatafimi Segesta
CHIESA MADRE
Dedicated to Pope San Silvestro, it has ancient Swabian origins.  In 1547 it was judged...
View of the town Calatafimi Segesta
VEDUTA DELLA CITTA'
From the hills on which rises the charming Eufemio castle, there is an incredible view of the...
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...

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