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Segesta   is best known for its remarkably well-preserved Greek temple. While there is considerable debate over whether the temple was ever finished, there is little argument that its condition and setting are among the best in Sicily.  Nearby is a Greek Amphitheater that also is attractively sited.  The temple  is to the west  of the city of Calatafimi-Segesta.

 

 

 

 

 

The detail and sharpness of the stone of the Temple at Segesta is remarkable for a building that has been standing since the 5th century B.C.  Segesta at one time was a powerful city founded by one of the original tribes of Sicily.  In the 4th Century B.C. it was conquered by neighboring Selinunte.

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