The Doric temple of the ancient city of Segesta, built according to the Greek model, was probably never completed. It lies picturesquely lonely in the landscape over a small gorge. The effect used to be more impressive, but now a lot of tourist infrastructure has been created, from which the overall impression suffers somewhat.
The ancient Greek-style theater was built in the 1st century BC. Chr. Considerably rebuilt by the Romans. Delightful location on the mountain top, at the highest point of the former town of Segesta, view to the bay of Castellamare.
Can be reached on a nice footpath from the entrance to the temple or with the shuttle bus.
Private cars have to be parked approx. 1 km below, there is a shuttle bus, all of course for a fee.
April 7, 2018
There is not only the theater on the mountain, but a whole ruined city and remains of a Castello. Take the walk, you save money for the bus, you can see much more of the great area and still has beautiful views of the temple. In the summer you have to be used to running in the sun.
July 28, 2019
At first glance, the temple looks a bit rough, which is due to the fact that the temple construction is incomplete and the columns still have a protective layer several centimeters thick. This was supposed to protect the pillars during transportation and would normally have been chipped off when the temple was completed, based on Wikipedia.
March 6, 2020
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