Theatre and Temple of Segesta

Theatre and Temple of Segesta

Segesta

Segesta

Segesta is the most interesting archaeological park in western Sicily.
This archaeological site is 65 Km. far from San Vito Lo Capo. Do not miss it!
The Temple of Segesta is located at the edge of a deep ravine, while on the top of Monte Barbaro there is the Theatre and a lovely landscape.
Because of its location, this Temple is certainly one of the most fascinating temples of Sicily, dating back to 426-416 BC and is composed of 36 columns, even if never completed.

The greek historian Thucydides tells us that the Trojan refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea, came to Sicily and founded Aegesta ( Segesta) and Erice. These greeks refugees took the name of Elimi.
Segesta was always against Selinunte. After several clashes between the two cities in 415 BC, Segesta, which had allied with the Carthaginians, remained the winner.
The theater dates back to the third century B.C., but with the arrival of the Romans in Sicily it was restored and remains till today one of the most beautiful theaters of the antique world, thanks to its scenic view over the Gulf of Castellammare.
In summer interesting cultural events, plays, concerts and operas are held here.

Segesta Tempio
Temple of Segesta
Teatro Greco
Segesta Theater

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