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Tempio di Segesta (Tempio Influenza Greca)

Address: Contrada Barbaro, 91013 Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0924 952356
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This unfinished fifth-century Doric temple has everything but a roof and an interior, and the huge...
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Type: Ancient ruins, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Friant, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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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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Seattle area
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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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Pahoa
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Melksham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely place with breath taking views of the surrounding countryside, its an amazing place to visit.

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Valley Stream, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We visited Segesta in October. The temple is so well preserved, it's hard to imagine it was built in the 400's BC. The views are breathtaking. We drove to the site and took the bus up the mountain. It was a bit tough for my 85 year old mother-in-law, but she was a trooper. There are restrooms, a restaurant and... More 

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