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Area Archeologica Segesta

Contrada Barbaro, 91013 Calatafimi TP, Italy
+39 0924 952356
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Greek Theater at Segesta Calatafimi  Italy

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The ancient archeological site of Segesta was once a major city of Sicily’s original Elymian people, who adopted much of their culture from the Greeks. Among the ruins at Segesta is a wonderfully intact Greek-style temple and an outdoor amphitheater. The marks of Sicily’s long history can be found here in the foundations of later structures, including a Norman fortress, a church and a mosque.

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almost 7 years ago

Greek Theater at Segesta

The Greek theater at Segesta may not be as large as the theater in Taormina, but it certainly doesn't disappoint in terms of wow factor. It also doesn't have the ridiculously crowded and touristy atmosphere of Taormina, with busloads of fanny-packed tourists stepping over/on everybody at all hours of the day. Not far from a spectacularly preserved Doric temple (a bus ride up the hill,) the Greek theater at Segesta conjured imaginative memories of long-winded actors hamming it up for ancient audiences, and I couldn't help but wonder what is must have been like so many years ago, on this mountain top, listening to a live dramatic performance.