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Situated on the northwest tip of Sicily, away from any urban development, in an ochre and reddy brown landscape of gentle hills, Segesta's Greek temple and theatre combine to create one of the most evocative scenes of Antiquity in the Mediterranean. They bear witness to the prestigious past of a Greek, then Roman city, which was undoubtedly destroyed by the Vandals, but where people continued to live until the Middle Ages, as witnessed by the remains of a hermitage and Norman castle.

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  • Theatre Interesting

    I - 91100 Segesta

    The theatre was built in the 3C BC, in the Hellenistic era but under the Roman occupation. It is a vast hemicycle 63m in diameter, hollowed out into the slope of the hillside. Every two years, the theatre is busy again and fills with spectators who c..

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  • On the road which rises from the temple to the theatre, the remains of this former Hermitage only comprise now a single apse not far from the ruins of a Norman castle. They are evidence of the durability of life in the old city right up to the Middle..

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