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Address: Contrada Barbaro, 91013 Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0924 952356
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 views; fascinating history; great coffee...

We stayed in nearby Castallamare del golfo and took the very scenic back roads to get to Segesta. On an unbelievably windy, cool spring day, the site was not overwhelmed with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed in nearby Castallamare del golfo and took the very scenic back roads to get to Segesta. On an unbelievably windy, cool spring day, the site was not overwhelmed with visitors. A few of us hiked to the theater (25 mins or so), while some took the shuttle bus. Views from the top are unbelievable. On the way down,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Segesta is a greek ruin over 2 hours away from Palermo. It was a lovely train ride with coastal views, sometimes we were very close to the coast. The train only went as far Armco then a small (rail) bus took us to Segesta (14 km) dropping us at ruin entrance, instead of the station, which was nice. We tried... More 

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Friant, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Loved it!! We rented a car in Palermo and drove to Segesta. What a beautiful area!! The signs were all very good and led us right to the Temple. You first buy a ticket, then walk over to the Temple. There are some steps to get to it, so have good walking shoes. What a view from up there, over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went during off-peak season which allowed us free reign of the archeological sight. We made our own way to the sight. No direct bus from Palermo (due to off-season) so we got there via Trenitalia (train from Palermo centrale to Piraineto station, then from there, bus to Segesta tempio - approx 2hrs commute costing €7 each way). The unfinished temple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

What an amazing place just to stand, stare and marvel. You marvel at the temple and marvel at the town remains and wonderfully located amphitheatre at the top of the hill. If you're that way inclined, try singing up there, the accoustics are magnificent and transport you back thousands of years.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This site has a temple and theater in good condition and excavations of the ancient city. Interesting history. If this was your first stop you'd be impressed. If you've just visited Pompeii, it pales in comparison.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Just off of the main highway between Palermo and Trapani is one of the many surviving and remarkably enact ruins from the 5th century BC. Best known for the beautiful temple, there is much more, including a nice theatre whose attendees were treated to both entertainment and a fabulous view of the Mediterranean Sea. Other ruins abound and others have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The temple is a ever nice clean site. But the view from the theater is the wow factor! On a clear day the view goes for ever love it! Pay €1.50 to take the bus.Its long up that hill walk!

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Arlington Heights IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Temple of Segesta is an amazingly complete example of a Doric temple built towards the end of the 5th century BC. The temple was never finished but the sheer size of the columns and cornice are amazing. Construction was stopped because of war and surrender to the Carthaginians, never to be resumed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Both the Temple and the Theatre are very well preserved, the Temple is close to the entrance of the site, whereas the Theatre is a bit of a climb ... During warmer weather, since there is no shade, it could be prudent to rather take the bus from the base of the complex, up to the theatre, rather than walk.... More 

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