The area where Segesta was located is today a large multi-layered archaeological site. Here the excavations have successively brought to the light traces of the initial Elymian settlement as well as remains from the Hellenistic-Roman age, the Muslim, Norman, and Medieval settlements.

Segesta’s Golden Age is linked to the Elymians, of which Segesta was the most important city, even though its outward aspect was strongly influenced by the culture and style of the Greeks. The city lay on two hills, on top of Mount Barbaro.

The city wall encloses two acropolises (North and South). Next to the North Acropolis lies the Theater. Outside the walls there are the Temple, the Contrada Mango Sanctuary and the remains of a Hellenistic necropolis.