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  • 1 Eastern temples of Selinunte Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Strada dei Templi

    On a hill to the east of the old town stand three temples, one of which was rebuilt in 1957 : this is a templ, previously consecrated to Hera, and dating back to the 5C BC. The Temple F, completely in ruins, was probably dedicated to Athena. The Temp..

  • 2 Piazza Carlo d'Aragona e Tagliavia

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Carlo d’Aragona e Tagliavia

    This square is graced by some fine buildings, among which the Chiesa Madre and the Chiesa del Purgatorio, the latter with a facade decorated with classical friezes, false balconies, and statues in recesses. This style illustrates the transition betwe..

  • 3 Castelvetrano Main Church

    Religious buildings

    P.za Garibaldi

    This church has retained its 16C façade, the doorway of which is surrounded by vegetation-inspired garlands and framed by a pair of Lombard pilasters. The interior is divided into three aisles with a double transept and three apses. The building is d..

  • 4 Piazza Umberto I

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Umberto-I

    From this delightful little square, look out for the Torre Campanaria (1532) on the left and the lovely 17C Nymph's fountain, built to commemorate the restoration of the aqueduct.

  • 5 Town museum of Castelvetrano

    Museums and art

    Via Garibaldi 50

    This museum is housed in a beautiful 16C palace that once served as the residence for the Majo family. Its collection includes objects excavated at Selinunte, the prize exhibit of which is a bronze statue of a young man, Ephebus of Selinunte, which d..

  • 6 Santa Trinità di Delia

    Religious buildings

    SS 115

    This small 12C church was built according to a Greek cross plan, with three apses and a pink dome. The walls are pierced with ogival windows inset into articulated surrounds. Inside, the dome hovers above pendentives - a typical feature of Moorish ar..

  • 7 Sanctuary of Demeter Malophoros

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Strada dei Templi

    Dedicated to Demeter Malophoros, goddess of plants and protector of farmers, the sanctuary is reached by a path which extends the first cardo of the acropolis and stands at the heart of a Holy Enclosure (temenos), beyond the river Modione, the Mariti..

  • 8 Trinità forestry estate

    Nature and gardens

    This estate situated opposite the church is a lush, shaded area of eucalyptus, palm and pine trees. A popular picnic spot nowadays, it looks out onto the attractive Trinità man-made lake.

  • 9 Acropolis of Selinunte

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Strada dei Templi

    The Acropolis stands on a plateau and is surrounded by walls. It is on the classical chequerboard plan of a city divided into main streets crossed at right angles. Here were the houses of the privileged classes as well as public and Religious buildin..

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