The site, which extends for almost 1300 hectares, guards an extraordinary monumental patrimony with a landscape that includes the ruins of Akragas. In the valley of the temples is situated one of the biggest archaeological site in the Mediterranean, declared by the Unesco in 1997 to be World Heritage site.
The archaeological site of Selinunte extends on an area of 40 hectares and it is split in the following areas: the hill of Gaggera (with the sanctuary of Malophòros), the Acropolis (with its temples and fortifications), the hill Manuzza (with the old town), the oriental hill (with other temples), the Necropolis.
The old city is located on Mount Barbaro, in the municipality of Calatafimi Segesta, about ten kilometers from Alcamo and Castellammare Del Golfo. Of particular beauty is the temple in Doric style, and the theater partly dug into the rock of the hill. Segesta was a major city of the people of the Elimi, from Troy.
The Nature Reserve of Zingaro
Starting from Scopello, the path of reserve covers about 7 km coming to San Vito lo Capo through a small museum of Natural and meeting on the way several coves where you can stop and take a bath in one of the most beautiful seas of the whole island. Just a wonderful place. Request info for tour.
Greek and Roman city; the capital of Arab land conquered by the Normans, Swabians, French and Spanish. A real pearl in the Mediterranean, the major places of historical attraction are Palermo Cathedral, Martorana Church, Chapel Palatinae Palace of the Normans, the catacombs, Cathedral of Monreale.
The origins of Trapani have a mythological background. The story tells that a sickle, dropped by Ceres, turned into a strip of land and has created a city called Drepanon ("sickle"). The city was founded by the Eulimi people before the fall of Troy. Secondly Sicans and Phoenicians, from Carthage, joined them.
The town has ancient origins, was founded around the fourth century. B.C. by Greeks who called Kefaloidion, and used it as a fortified outpost, given its strategic location. In the Greco-Roman era, the city was equipped with walls. Surrounded by a clear sea, one of the most popular among tourists.
Placed over Palermo, the city has become famous thanks to its impressive Dome. Monreale is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The city was built for political reasons with a prestigious position that ensured the inhabitants security and defence, as well as representing the symbol of the supremacy over the whole valley.