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Tempio di Segesta (Tempio Influenza Greca)

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Address: Contrada Barbaro, 91013 Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily, Italy
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Description: This unfinished fifth-century Doric temple has everything but a roof and...
This unfinished fifth-century Doric temple has everything but a roof and an interior, and the huge structure seems unaffected by time. A small theater atop a nearby hill offers visitors a stunning view of green hills and the deep blue hues of the sea below.
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Stunning Greek Temple

Totally blows your mind - amazing landscape all around, stands in splendid isolation & totally free from ghastly health & safety notices that spool everything in the UK! Just walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Totally blows your mind - amazing landscape all around, stands in splendid isolation & totally free from ghastly health & safety notices that spool everything in the UK! Just walk up a dusty track & there it is in all its glory. Also incredible ampitheatre nearby with coach to take you but sadly didn't have time to visit. There's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The amphitheatre and temple were wonderful -- very intact and easy to imagine the culture that built them. I'd suggest going early in the morning (at least in the summer) to avoid the worst of the heat and the crowds. Really stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Imposing greek temple, built on top of a small hill nearbij Segesta. Built in 430 BC. Inhabitans wanted to make an impresion on the Athenians who came to see if Segesta was a place to be. The inhabitans started building this temple with 36 colums. After the visit of the Athenians they stopped building. That is why there never was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As soon as we reached the place we realized that it is magic but the organization is terrible: there is no sign providing the visitors with the basic information. There is no one to check your tickets (you could easily reach the path leading to the theater from the parking lot). Whoever is in charge must know that the site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Beautiful temple in a wonderful setting. A definite must-see. Not at all crowded. We visited on a very hot day and be aware that there's not a lot of shade - hat and ideally an umbrella are a good idea. An easy drive from San Vito, Palermo and most other places in NW Sicily.

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Derwood, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The drive from Palermo was beautiful and went fast alongside the Italian drivers. It was a breath of fresh air to see the countryside with all of the agriculture. Google maps knew exactly where the ruins were, so we had a very direct route. We were happy to find that parking was free, and the signs were both in Italian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The site entrance covers the Temple and the Theatre. You must see both! Unfortunately the Theatre is quite a distance from the entrance and is uphill - too far to walk (for me at least) in the heat of the summer. Don't worry, they run a shuttle bus from the entrance up to the Theatre - it is an extra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This temple was a nice warm up before we moved on to Agrigento. This place is more serene than the valley but still impressive. Combined with the theatre up the hill which is fantastic, this is a nice stop off on your tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is the perfect place to get a sense of what the life and landscapes looked like ages ago. I wished there could have been a bit more organisation, with visited guide.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

While in Sicily, we visited all the major Greek sites, This was our favorite, however, because of the beautiful walk up the hill to the amphitheater, which offered great views of the temple and surrounding hills. The temple itself may be unfinished, but it's one of the most complete and best preserved in Sicily.

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