Segesta is a rather magical place with a Greek temple and large Greek theater. Near the small town of Caltafimi Segesta in the western corner of Sicily, the Doric temple dates from the mid fifth century BCE, and was once part of a thriving Greek city. It is one of the best preserved monuments of its type anywhere, though believed to have been unfinished. It is set high on a hill, and there are lovely views of it as you approach on foot and on the ride to the theater located on a nearby hill, so keep your camera handy.
The theater is cut out of a natural hillside with a gorgeous view of the countryside. The acoustics are great; try for yourself from the stage far below. Tourists who have even a mild interest in the classical past will enjoy this site. If you're not into such things, though, it is out of the way. We combined a stop at Segesta with one at the walled city of Erice.
The temple is a short, slightly steep climb from the parking lot. To reach the theater, you have to take a shuttle bus that runs every half hour (included with the entrance fee). There are signs in Italian and English at both sites, and bathrooms at the temple but not the theater. No shop at either site.
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