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Parco Archeologico di Selinunte

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Address: 91022 Marinella TP, Italy, Marinella di Selinunte, Castelvetrano, Sicily, Italy
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Selinunte: the biggest temple ever, til it fell!

You can explore the sections of a temple twice the size of others you may have seen. The pieces are monumental and original, far more authentic than the first temple that most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Redwood City, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Looked interesting but entry was closed & blocked, with no signs as to why or how long until it would re-open. Looked as if it had been closed up for some time. Really disappointing that communication isn't better, I searched everything on the web and there isn't a word about it. Wasted half a day driving here, redeemed only by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

You can explore the sections of a temple twice the size of others you may have seen. The pieces are monumental and original, far more authentic than the first temple that most tours congregate around. The sections are covering some ruins that may even have artifacts hidden below. They have never been moved since they fell , before the temple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Selinunte is less crowded than Agrigento and well worth stopping to see. The first time I visited it was in June of 2012 and we practically had the place to ourselves. Sheep were grazing among the ruins at that time. Still not crowded, but more touristed this time, it is still an impressive site. April was a good time to... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Extraordinary in spring with flowers in bloom, but the stories here (get a guide) are essential Sicilian history in any season.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wonderful site, but unfortunately both the major temples are covered in scaffolding at the moment. Despite this the visit on an early spring's day was lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This site is by far my favourite. The setting is simply amazing and it is not spoiled by any modern structures or roads in the neigbourhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited Selinunte in March so there weren't very many tourists which only added to this impressive site. We parked and started at the Temples area and then moved our vehicle to the second parking lot near the Acropolis for the second part of our adventure. Wandering through the Acropolis really gives you a great idea of how vast this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We got to Selinute at our third attempt, having been foiled by high winds and rain on the previous two days. I was thrilled by this site. It is not as formal as Aggrigento or Segesta - only one of the six or seven temples has been fully re-built, but there is so much to wonder at among the ruins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very beautiful, but go early in the morning. Flowers everywhere. Not so big as Agrigento, but way less people so your experience is much better. Take the golf-wagon to the other part of the excavations. Worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The best biggest and most interesting site to visit with a guide by electrical cars because it s huge! Interesting history! And a variety of souvenirs in the shop!

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