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Menfi, Segesta and Selinunte

archaeological site of Sicily

"The temple of Segesta stands out wonderful, with its 36 Doric columns, the immense green drape the backdrop to the huge monument, unique, solitary, in this country borders." Guy de Maupassant.

The foundation of Segesta is lost in prehistory, as it is earlier than the Phoenician and Greek colonization. Virgil gives the Trojan Aeneas and the Trojan would have been the source of the mysterious people of the Elimi, who lived there.
The temple, built on a rocky terrace probably the last three decades of the fifth century BC is one of the most perfect examples of Doric architecture. Elegant and important, however, lacks the traditional "cell in the God," which suggests an adaptation of the temple creche to the needs of local cults. A few feet above the temple on top of Mount Barbaro, is the scene: a semicircle of 60 meters in diameter with a gradinatada where you can enjoy the view over the valley.

Selinunte

Selinunte is the Europe's largest Archaeological Park, with 270 hectares of culture and history yet to be discovered.
The uniqueness of Selinunte is given by the large amount of its ruins, by their size and their quality, all of which together is difficult to trace in other parts of the western world. Since 1993 he established the Archaeological Park, 270 hectares large. The ruins of the city in the territory of the town of Castelvetrano, in the southern province of Trapani. All the land in question form now an archaeological park on the size of approx. 40 hectares.