Beautiful and Magical Archaeology of Segesta

High up in a mountainous area towards the west of Sicily is the beautiful and magical Segesta archaeological complex. Segesta was originally founded by the Elymian people, one of the native people of Sicily. They later integrated with the Greeks, making Segesta an important Classical town. It was later ruled by the Romans, but declined in importance before being finally abandoned in around the thirteenth century.

The 5th century BC Doric temple is truly magnificent as it rises out of the landscape, its golden stone reflecting and almost radiating light on a sunny day. Though never completed and has always been roofless, it is one of the best-preserved examples of a Greek temple, and so for the ancient history or archaeology fan, it is unmissable.

Segesta is in the northwest of Sicily, in the province of Trapani, and is an easy trip from the town of Trapani itself, takes about 25 minutes. It is a good idea to hire a car to visit Segesta to explore the magical Segesta archaeilogical complex. You can hire a car from other places in Italy to move around and explore the place by road way with ease. Car Rental Italyy is the best option if you are planning for economy rental. They have on offer a wide variety of cars to cater to your individual needs from 2 door economy cars to 9 seat Minivans, automatic transmission cars and much more to give tourists the freedom to explore the place to the core.

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