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“Actually nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tempio di Segesta (Tempio Influenza Greca)

Tempio di Segesta (Tempio Influenza Greca)
Contrada Barbaro, 91013 Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily, Italy
+39 0924 952356
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Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo with Sicilian Food and Wine Tasting
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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.
St. Petersburg, Russia
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“Actually nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

We visited this temple on the way to Erice and actually lost a lot of time for nothing. I wich we spent that time in perfect Erice.really nothing to see, not reccomend

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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Rome, Italy
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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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Plymouth
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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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Quebec City, Canada
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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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