Segesta and Selinunte Temples

Segesta and Selinunte Temples

A journey through time among the ruins, remains and temples of two of antiquities most glorious towns. Segesta and Selinunte, fascinating destinations in the province of Trapani, with some of the best-preserved temples and ruins in the world. Once two of the most powerful towns in the Mediterranean, Selinunte and Segesta were bitter enemies from their very foundation. Segesta, the main town of the Elymians, a people originally, it is believed, from Troy, was under constant threat from the expansionist policies of Selinunte, the most western of the Greek colonies, founded in around 628 B.C. A series of wars ultimately led to the destruction in 408 B.C., of Selinunte in the hands of the Carthaginians whose assistance had been sought by the Segestans. Nearly a century later, Segesta was itself destroyed by Greeks from Syracuse and subsequently became part of the Roman empire. The large archaeological site of Selinunte, and the main monuments of Segesta date back to the time of their maximum splendour. The theatre of Segesta, in a breathtaking setting (2nd century B.C.), hosts classical performances and important cultural events every summer and the magnificent Doric style temple has dominated the surrounding area for more than 2500 years. Today Segesta and Selinunte temples are a precious trace of the ancient story of the Mediterranean, waiting to be explored.

Ager Costa

Ager Costa

Buseto Palizzolo - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
16
Bedrooms:
8
Bathrooms:
10
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 440
to
€ 1400
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Salinella

Salinella

Trapani - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
14
Bedrooms:
7
Bathrooms:
7
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 400
to
€ 1000
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Casa Marsala

Casa Marsala

Marsala - West of Sicily
Accommodation:
2
Sleeps:
11
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 140
to
€ 380
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Arangea

Arangea

Marsala - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 300
to
€ 780
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Evanthe Garden - Diantha

Evanthe Garden - Diantha

Marsala - West of Sicily
Type:
House
Sleeps:
10
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 280
to
€ 760
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Pietra del Sole

Pietra del Sole

Trapani - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
7
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 260
to
€ 890
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San Ciro

San Ciro

Salemi - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 300
to
€ 700
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Il Giardino Ritrovato

Il Giardino Ritrovato

Marsala - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
9
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 400
to
€ 886
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Spuma di Mare

Spuma di Mare

San Vito lo Capo - North-west of Sicily
Accommodation:
2
Sleeps:
9
Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
4
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 90
to
€ 340
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