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“Beautifully restored Temple.” 5 of 5 stars
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Tempio di Segesta (Tempio Influenza Greca)
Contrada Barbaro, 91013 Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily, Italy
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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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“Beautifully restored Temple.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This site was well worth visiting. From Neolithic to Greek and Roman spectacles. Walk up to the top of the city, see the thetre, and then over to the Temple on the way back. We went in Feb and there were only us and a few friendly dogs on site!

Visited February 2013
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“Doric Greek Temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

It is strange to see a so big building. The steps you have to take to reach the interal part of the temple seem to be prepared for giants and not for person. The Style is Doric and it seems taken from a art book (very simple no variation).
As curiosity the columns have a foot, that should not be present in the doric style. Some author state that it is due to the fact that the temple was left uncomplete...

Visited June 2012
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“Built 2400 years ago!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We visited Segesta and viewed the temple and the theatre. The temple commands an evocative position and in the late afternoon sun presents a splendid spectacle. The theatre is one of the best preserved classical theatres and is about 1km away from the temple by a steep footpath/road. The temple built between 426 & 416 BC predates the theatre by about 100 years but both are in remarkable condition.
The temple stands alone whilst the theatre (or ampitheatre) was built adjacent a hill top settlement some of which has been excavated. The acoustics of the theatre are very good and with a capacity of nearly 4000 this was most important to the Greeks who built these 2 structures.
At 10 euros admission to the site access is not cheap, but if you are over 65 and bring your passport entry is free like most other places of intrest in Sicily

Visited January 2013
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“Still standing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The temple, still standing, is very impressive. Hard to believe its still standing after all these years. There's also a small agora that is worth seeing. But its hard to realize this used to be a big city.

Visited October 2012
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“Ancient Sicily”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

What an interesting site this is and, with the aid of an English speaking guide, we were able to understand how ancient tribes lived and populated this area. The ruins and old walls are a bit inaccessible but you get the idea of the defense of the ancient town. There is a wonderful theatre with views down the valley
The temple is magnificent - described by our guide as a 'miracle'. Considering its perfect condition it does seem to be just that. It was never completed, the town dwellers deserting the site beforehand - and nobody really knows why. If you are interested in Greek architecture this site is a real must to visit.

Visited October 2012
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