The doric temple at Segesta, built c. 420 BCE by a Sicilian architect who was influenced by his Greek forefathers’ design styles, sits in the Trapani Province countryside.
The Juxtaposition Of Modern And Ancient In Sicily
The amphitheater at Segesta sits on top of Monte Bàrbaro at an elevation of 400 meters above sea level, facing north and therefore, the sea. It dates to the middle of the 3rd century B.C.E. Excavations of the area are taking place sporadically. Some have revealed the existence of structures dating back to the 9th…
The Graceful Temple At Segesta
The doric temple at Segesta, built c. 420 BC by a Sicilian architect who was influenced by his Greek forefathers’ design styles
Calatafimi Segesta Festival
The 50th Anniversary of the Calatafimi Segesta Festival “Dionisiache” is happening now through September 3. This breathtaking 3rd century B.C. amphitheater on top of Monte Bàrbaro is hosting everything from ancient Greek works like Antigone and new plays such as Shakespeare in Brexit to symphony concerts and jazz. Just add cushions and it’s showtime!
Breathe in Calatafimi, Segesta
Here’s something to help you dream… Breathe in Sicily’s spring landscape near Calatafimi (the town where the archaeological site of Segesta is)
Sicily Beats to Its Own Drum
Bass drummer, during the Festa del Santissimo Crocifisso in Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily. The “Feast of the Holy Cross” takes place every 5 or 7 years, depending on the devotees’ resources. Processions featuring creative floats and music take place the first 3 days of May. The last Feast was held in 2012. Community-based wind and drum ensembles…