Segesta, as opposed to the larger parks with temples, is all about the story. Although the extremely well-preserved temple and amphitheater are amazing sights. But the city has a much richer history that makes the place even more interesting. there was a strong form of competition with the city of Selinunte, which on request was even attacked by the Carthaginians. When it became clear that the Romans were going to get big, an agreement was quickly made, the city was exempt from taxes and was to become "a piece of Rome on Sicily". Fun fact: the tempel at Segesta was never fully finished.
Unfortunately Segesta's history isn't the main focus point on the site itself, read more about it on the wikipedia page.
Beautiful small museum where are showcased 4 stunning sculpture groups depicting scenes of the Odyssey
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