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EXCURSION SEGESTA (TRAPANI)
Segesta was one of the main cities of the Elimi, a people of peninsular culture and tradition that according to ancient tradition, came from Troy. The city, strongly Hellenized in appearance and culture, achieved a leading role among the Sicilian centers and in the Mediterranean basin, to the point of involving Athens and Carthage in its secular hostility with Selinunte. Destroyed Selinunte thanks to the Carthaginian intervention in 408 BC, Segesta lived with alternate fortunes the following period, until it was conquered and destroyed by Agatocle of Syracuse (in 307 BC that imposed the name of Dycoopolis, City of Justice. its name, passed during the first Punic war to the Romans who, by virtue of the common Trojan legendary origin, exempted it from tributes, gave it a vast territory and allowed it a new phase of prosperity.Saesta was completely re-planned on the model of the large micro-Asiatic cities, assuming a highly scenographic aspect It has long been assumed that Segesta was abandoned after the vandal raids, but recent investigations have detected a late-ancient phase, a large village of Muslim age, followed by a Norman-Swabian settlement, dominated by a castle at the top of Monte Barbaro, already famous for its two main monuments, the Doric temple and the te Atro, Segesta now has a new season of discoveries, due to scientific excavations aimed at restoring an overall image of the city.
N.B. The indicated price includes a number from 1 to 3 participants and not per person, each additional person after the 4th see prices on the booking form, are not including meals, tickets where foreseen and any tourist guides. Total duration Ecursion about 4 hours. Bookable directly on booking form by clicking on ESCORN BOOK, with the possibility to choose date, time and number of participants.
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