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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

Living Nativity Scene Calatafimi Segesta
PRESEPE VIVENTE
Sometimes a Presepe vivente-live nativity scene animates the ancient town, which is...
Ancient village of “Lu Burgu” Calatafimi Segesta
BORGO ANTICO
The medieval quarter Borgo, in local dialect lu burgu, the original inhabited part of the town,...
Alleyway Calatafimi Segesta
VICOLI
The Alleyways and courtyards which characterize the ancient inhabited part of the town are...
Calathamet Calatafimi Segesta
CALATHAMET
The remains of an Arab fortalice, transformed in the XII and XIV centuries, with a tower and...
Garibaldi Day Calatafimi Segesta
GIORNATA GARIBALDINA
The 15th May is dedicated to the Giornata Garibaldina – Garibaldi day, commemoration of those...
Cavallotti Theatre Calatafimi Segesta
TEATRO CAVALLOTTI
The theatre was founded in 1881 on the initiative of the eminent town citizen Sir Nicolò...
Pispisa Wood Calatafimi Segesta
BOSCO PISPISA
In the splendid landscape of the archaeological area of Segesta, there is also Bosco Pispisa and...
Eufemio Castle Calatafimi Segesta
CASTELLO EUFEMIO
“An ancient, primitive fortalice, not at all despicable castle”, is how the Arab...

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