It is situated in the northwestern part of the island between Palermo and Trapani (about 30 km away), near the town of Calatafimi.
The Doric Temple and the Theatre are the two main attractions of Segesta and it what remains of the old city. It is situates on the hill of Monte Barbaro at 305 m above sea level, overlooking the valley with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Castellamare.
The Temple dates back to 424 BC and rises on 36 stone columns with no roof.
The Theatre is located on top of the hill, reachable on foot or by a bus service from the Temple.
In the summer the theatre offers drama performances and concerts, also in the dawn.
EATING AND DRINKING:
At the site there is a café with a souvenir shop. You can’t miss the typical cakes called ‘cassatelle’ a kind of big ravioli filled with sweet ricotta cream. You will find a selection of Sicilian fast food, such as ‘arancini’ and salads.
Segesta is reachable by car or day excursion from Palermo. Once you get to the site, you can walk around the area or take the shuttle to go up to the Theatre.
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