The temple at Segesta has 36 very large, limestone Doric-style columns. Just like in 19th century paintings of Italy you’ve seen in your aunt’s living room, this temple gracefully sits in the midst of rolling hills. You might even see a shepherd and his sheep in its shadow! The temple is in excellent condition, considering it was built by the newly settling Greeks circa 420 B.C.
In September 2015, on our Enchanting Sicily tour’s first morning (Let’s call it Day 2, since on Day 1 everyone meets up in the evening to kick things off.), we’ll be heading here to Segesta to see this sublime monument up close.