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

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Strada dei Templi I - 91100 Selinunte

    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 I - 91022 Castelvetrano

    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 I - 91022 Castelvetrano

    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 I - 91022 Castelvetrano

    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 I - 91022 Castelvetrano

    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 I - 91022 Castelvetrano

    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 I - 91100 Selinunte

    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

    I - 91022 Castelvetrano

    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 I - 91100 Selinunte

    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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