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EXPLORE THE ENVIRONS

Segesta

EXPLORE THE ENVIRONS

Segesta

Segesta was one of the major cities of the Elymian people, one of the three indigenous peoples of Sicily. It is located in the north-western part of Sicily in Italy, near the modern Calatafimi-Segesta city. On a hill just outside the site of the ancient city of Segesta lies an unusually well preserved Greek Doric temple. It is thought to have been built in the 5th century BC probably by an Athenian architect and has six by fourteen columns on a base measuring 21 by 56 meters, on a platform three steps high. The archaeological area includes other archaeological excavations of the city. The ancient theatre is attributable to the 4th century BC and is located opposite to the temple at the top of Mount Barbaro and it contains up to 4000 spectators. Every year in summer different performances take place, with both famous and novice actors, and including modern and classical plays, ancient Greek and Latin dramas, music and dance performances.

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