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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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Archaeological Museum Calatafimi Segesta
MUSEO CIVICO
The museum holds some artefacts found in the archaeological sire of Segesta. The two shelves in...
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...
Garibaldi Day Calatafimi Segesta
GIORNATA GARIBALDINA
The 15th May is dedicated to the Giornata Garibaldina Garibaldi day, commemoration of those...
Thermal springs Calatafimi Segesta
SORGENTI TERMALI
In the surrounding area, in Gorga district on the eastern bank of the Caldo river, on the border...
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...
Cavallotti Theatre Calatafimi Segesta
TEATRO CAVALLOTTI
The theatre was founded in 1881 on the initiative of the eminent town citizen Sir Nicolò...
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...
Alleyway Calatafimi Segesta
VICOLI
The Alleyways and courtyards which characterize the ancient inhabited part of the town are...

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