Segesta Greek Theatre

Calatafimi-Segesta, Italy

Built in the 3rd century BCE in the Hellenistic period but under Roman domination, the Segesta Greek Theatre comprises a perfect, vast semicircle 63 metres in diameter situated on a rocky slope: the steps face towards the hills behind which, to the right, the gulf of Castellammare can be discerned. Every year, in summer, the theatre comes to life and fills with spectators ready to enjoy, in a timeless moment, the tragedies and plays which fascinated ancient peoples.



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Founded: 3rd century BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy


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Casper Lorentzen (7 months ago)
Historical place and beautiful sight. Prices are fair. We did not go on a guided tour and we found that information about the site was lacking. Busses are provided for 2.5€ pr person to the top of temple and theater.
Madalin-Romeo Mihailescu (7 months ago)
Beautifull , adult entrance was 11€, you need good boots to walk up the hill, worth the trip .
Roxanne Panaite (9 months ago)
The entire Segesta park is worth a visit! The café is no longer there because of the most recent fire that affected the entire area. The theatre and the temple are so so beautiful!
Dmytro Beshkovetskyy (11 months ago)
Amazing views and historical place. The shuttle bus will take you here from parking - you will need to pay 8.50 for entrance including the bus but I would recommend it just for the views :)
Radovan Majer (13 months ago)
A beautifully preserved ancient theater. When a person imagines that centuries ago various comedies and dramas took place here, tears come to his eyes that what people can achieve when they come together and build something beautiful that will survive for centuries. I definitely recommend visiting this truly beautiful place and seeing it all, you will not be disappointed
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