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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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This unfinished fifth-century Doric temple has everything but a roof and an...

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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As we drove, we somehow missed our connection to the autostrada and had a bit of a tour of the area around Valderice, which was beautiful in itself and it was a gorgeous day for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we drove, we somehow missed our connection to the autostrada and had a bit of a tour of the area around Valderice, which was beautiful in itself and it was a gorgeous day for it. Arrival at the parking lot and area outside of the Temple didn't prepare us for what was to come, and that's my only quibble... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My second time here. This time with 2 ( almost teenage) children. Walk up to temple was very easy but we decided to cheat and take the bus up to the amphitheater. It would have been only a 20 min walk up but what the hey ... Kids enjoyed visualising what the amphitheater would have looked like. Defiantly worth a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This impressive 5th century temple was left unfinished by the Greeks and never had a roof. The guide said that it is not known why it was unfinished or why the Greeks left here. It is extremely well preserved and is in an elevated position with wonderful views of both the sea and the surrounding countryside. It is a relatively... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Well worth a visit to see this amazing temple set alone on the hillside - an easy walk up. We combined this with a visit to the theatre - which is basically the same site. Here is a nice outside cafeteria and shop for souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Perhaps best to hire a private guide, I recommend Sergio Morabito, he is based in Palermo. This UNESCO must-see is an easy drive from Palermo to Segesta, about an hour west of Palermo. The ancient temple as well as the theater is just stunning. Very serene environment surrounded by hills with vineyards with the sea in the background of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We visited in the afternoon and were rewarded with wonderful lighting and almost no other visitors. Worth the detour wherever you are.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We had a day trip from Palermo to Erice and Segesta. We enjoyed the scenery and the Sicilian food so much and really loved the natural beauty of this place but it is not that glamorous as an archaeological site as such. The admission fee is not that high so if you have a tour to go there you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Being in Sicily is truly unbelievable.I'm truly grateful to be here more than I was in Rome. Less tourist, you can just stare and wonder how both Tempio and Amphitheater were amazingly built, from centuries ago without having to deal with other tourist. The place is huge, make sure to come with comfortable shoes or the rocky climb will be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This site only has the one temple, which we learned was a "fake" temple to win the favor of the Greeks. It is still a lovely ruin and well worth a stop. It sits atop a hill overlooking a sweeping valley. Only tip is don't buy a soda from the soda machine as we lost our money and when we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

First, there is a need to make an update about this site. If you arrive there by car, the parking area is free. But in order to visit the two main landmarks there, there is a need for clarification as it is is not all that clear once you are there. First, you must go and purchase an entrance ticket... More 

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