Blogs from Segesta, Sicily, Italy, Europe


Europe » Italy » Sicily » Segesta May 30th 2017

When we arrived in Cinisi yesterday our plan was to “blob”, just take it easy. Perhaps wander down to the beach, or just lounge about. After a very happy chat with our hosts we were persuaded to make the short journey to Segesta. This was one tourist site we had not even thought about when planning our Sicilian Adventure. So after a slow start we set off for Segesta. It was a relatively short trip by autostrada. Arriving at the archeological site we expected to find a reasonable sized carpark. Not today. Local police were on hand blowing whistles and frantically waving their arms to anyone trying to park in the wrong place. The carpark was being refurbished for the summer influx of tourists so the only park was anywhere on the side of the road. ... read more

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Segesta October 28th 2010

In the interest of conserving time I've decided to consolidate my visits to the remarkable archeological sites of Segesta, Selinus, and Akragas. Segesta The main tourist objects that attract a multitude of visitors annually to Segesta are the Doric temple constructed in the late 5th century B.C. and the theater. At first glance one would assume, from these structures, that Segesta was a Greek establishment but it was in fact Elymian. The Elymians were one of the three Italic Tribes of Sicily and Segesta was their political center. Segesta was in perpetual conflict with the Greek city of Selinus (Selinunte). Segesta's pleas for aid from Athens and later Carthage led to the horrific Athenian Expedition to Sicily (413-415 B.C.), wherein the Athenian expeditionary force was totally annihilated, and the total destruction of Selinus, respectively. Segesta remained ... read more
Temple "E" or Temple of Hera Interior
Temple of Concordia

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Segesta October 7th 2008

After leaving Palazzo Adriano, I drove to Segesta, whew, what a workout that drive was!... read more
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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Segesta September 19th 2006

Geo: 37.7986, 12.8344Off to Segesta. I hopes it's not disappointing like Agrigento's temples. Had an amazing coconut yogurt for breakfast. Italians do it right! Met a couple from Milwaukee at Segesta (Scott and Chris). The temple was quite interesting, but my bus did not leave until 13:00, so I had lots of time to kill (3 hours). We hiked up to the Greek Theatre afterward. We were hoping to beat the tour group to the top (And we just did! A moral victory!). We sat at the coffee shop back at the temple for a little bit. Scott mentioned that it must be less stressful to train through Europe (versus the driving that they were doing). Chris pointed to my calloused, weathered, and cracked feet and responded "Have you seen his feet??!?!?" We chatted with some ... read more

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