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Segesta

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Our first day trip out of Trapani came on Saturday 11/3, to Segesta:

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Segesta is a Greek colony in the hills along the western coast of the island, perched on top of Monte Barbaro, with a commanding view of the valley towards the Gulf of Castellamare. At war with Selinunte (which we would later visit), the Segestans hurriedly built an impressive temple to con representatives from Athens, hoping to earn an alliance. The roof was never finished, but the rest of the temple is very well preserved:

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At the very height of the city's acropolis is a beautiful theater, which looks out over the sea in the distance.

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By sheer size, Segesta was probably not the most impressive city in Greek Sicily, but it has a uniquely beautiful situation, and even on a weekend, it was quiet and uncrowded. Great start to the trip.

Posted by elefantstn 18:33 Archived in Italy Tagged postcards

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