Tempio di Segesta
Tempio di Segesta
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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This unfinished fifth-century Doric temple has everything but a roof and an interior, and the huge structure seems unaffected by time. A small theater atop a nearby hill offers visitors a stunning view of green hills and the deep blue hues of the sea below.
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  • travelasacouple
    185 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    Looked at this a lot as couldn't decide between here and Agricento. Realised I would need to be much fitter to get around Agricento to see everything so decided to come here. Am glad I did. Absolutely loved coming here. Definitely get the bus to the top to see the ruins there and the amphitheater, the walk up would challenge most people. Although at some of the ruins it shows a plan of what you see now and where it would have fitted within its original building it would be easier to picture if you were looking down on it slightly. After the bus back down we then walked up to the temple. Could walk all the way around it and the views were stunning. Luckily it was a lovely clear morning. Had originally booked us on a tour for here and Erice, after realising you only got an hour here we cancelled. Need more time than that to really appreciate it, and to climb or wait for the bus.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2023
  • William Stu W
    Edmonton, Canada142 contributions
    Might be the best site in Sicily
    While not as extensive as Agrigento, Segesta is the perfect combination of easy to access, astoundingly beautiful, and not overly restored. The temple itself is an easy five minute hike, although it is a bit of a climb, from the entry area and you get very close to the ruins. Afterwards, you can take the shuttle bus up to the amphitheatre and associated complex. Do not miss this site.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Wendy w
    New Plymouth, New Zealand304 contributions
    Incredible manmade structures
    Fascinating to visit the temple at Segesta. Amazing unfinished building more than 2000 years old. Very dry & dusty in 38 degree heat but so good to see such old history. Nearby you can take the bus or walk around 1 km upwards to the ancient amphitheatre. These 2 buildings are the highlights of Segesta & well worth a visiit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • chrissy
    Adelaide, Australia107 contributions
    Excellent
    One of the major cities of one of the indigenous people of Sicily. Situated at the top of Mount Barbaro lies this well preserved temple. No alter or roof was ever present. There are other sites to see while here including an amphitheatre further up the hill - there is a shuttle bus up and down the hill 5 euros but we walked up and back along a designated path and steps - it wasn’t a hard walk for me really but a few people out of those that walk going it ‘hard’ . Most people take the shuttle. There is a car park but this gets full pretty quickly as it isn’t that big. We got there early and there were plenty of parks, it was full on our return.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Oliver S
    New York City, New York11,416 contributions
    Majestic
    Make sure you visit at sunset, it makes it look golden. They had a recent fire in the area, so the surroundings are not pleasant. If you don’t know your history and archeology, hire a guide to tell you all about it, but be careful: a lot of them speak very poor English. Time for the visit of the temple itself: half an hour, but transportation to there is another story. **
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 October 2023
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Oliver S
New York City, NY11,416 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends

Make sure you visit at sunset, it makes it look golden. They had a recent fire in the area, so the surroundings are not pleasant. If you don’t know your history and archeology, hire a guide to tell you all about it, but be careful: a lot of them speak very poor English. Time for the visit of the temple itself: half an hour, but transportation to there is another story.
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Written 2 October 2023
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chrissy
Adelaide, Australia107 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
One of the major cities of one of the indigenous people of Sicily. Situated at the top of Mount Barbaro lies this well preserved temple. No alter or roof was ever present. There are other sites to see while here including an amphitheatre further up the hill - there is a shuttle bus up and down the hill 5 euros but we walked up and back along a designated path and steps - it wasn’t a hard walk for me really but a few people out of those that walk going it ‘hard’ . Most people take the shuttle. There is a car park but this gets full pretty quickly as it isn’t that big. We got there early and there were plenty of parks, it was full on our return.
Written 25 September 2023
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Wendy w
New Plymouth, New Zealand304 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Fascinating to visit the temple at Segesta. Amazing unfinished building more than 2000 years old. Very dry & dusty in 38 degree heat but so good to see such old history. Nearby you can take the bus or walk around 1 km upwards to the ancient amphitheatre. These 2 buildings are the highlights of Segesta & well worth a visiit.
Written 21 September 2023
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SteveDennin
Enschede, The Netherlands1,453 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Really nice visit! Saw a lot of Roman architecture.
Quite a bit of walking, but still worth checking out the ruins!
Written 21 September 2023
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María G
Seville, Spain1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very rude people at the main entrance selling the tickets who doesn’t explain how to visit the area. If you ask they get angry
Written 26 August 2023
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Travel R
Rochester, MN1,712 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
If you get there early in the morning you have the best chance of getting a pic with no one else in it. This is a magnificent temple still standing. The best of all to see in Sicily without a doubt.
Written 8 July 2023
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William Stu W
Edmonton, Canada142 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
While not as extensive as Agrigento, Segesta is the perfect combination of easy to access, astoundingly beautiful, and not overly restored. The temple itself is an easy five minute hike, although it is a bit of a climb, from the entry area and you get very close to the ruins. Afterwards, you can take the shuttle bus up to the amphitheatre and associated complex. Do not miss this site.
Written 7 May 2023
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CatherineO1970
United Kingdom315 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Beautiful temple surrounded by wild flowers. Quite a busy place with lots of walking (or take the shuttle bus) but most spectacular views and wild flowers everywhere.
Written 15 April 2023
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travelasacouple
essex, england185 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Looked at this a lot as couldn't decide between here and Agricento. Realised I would need to be much fitter to get around Agricento to see everything so decided to come here.
Am glad I did. Absolutely loved coming here.
Definitely get the bus to the top to see the ruins there and the amphitheater, the walk up would challenge most people. Although at some of the ruins it shows a plan of what you see now and where it would have fitted within its original building it would be easier to picture if you were looking down on it slightly.
After the bus back down we then walked up to the temple. Could walk all the way around it and the views were stunning. Luckily it was a lovely clear morning.
Had originally booked us on a tour for here and Erice, after realising you only got an hour here we cancelled. Need more time than that to really appreciate it, and to climb or wait for the bus.
Written 25 March 2023
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Stan M
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
My favourite place in Italy until now.
Silence and never crowded, my suggestion is to came here early
Written 20 November 2022
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