Parco di Segesta

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

Parco di Segesta

Area: Trapani surroundings

The Archaeological Park of Segesta stands on the site of the most important Elymian city of Sicily.
Legend has it that Segesta was founded by the survivors of the Trojan War led by Aeneas, who, before arriving in Rome, left a large colony there of his fellow citizens, including his old father. Segesta soon became a powerful city which therefore had an almost always conflictual relationship with the other powerful city, Selinunte.
The most significant buildings in Segesta are the theater, the temple and the sanctuary of the Mango district, which represent the centers of worship, representations and politics.
Relevant to the medieval phase of the occupation of the area are, in addition to the reconstruction of the surrounding walls with the Porta di Valle, the medieval castle of Calatabarbaro annexed to the theater, the Church of San Leone and the mosque.
Recent excavations have revealed cave dwellings dating back at least to the end of the 6th century BC.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Parco di Segesta

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Parco di Segesta


Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Parco di Segesta. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!

Calatafimi - Segesta

Trapani surroundings


Trapani surroundings

Castellammare del golfo

Trapani surroundings


Selinunte and Belice Valley