Segesta is located in the northwestern corner of Sicily. It was said the name of the city was originally Acesta or Egesta however changed by the Romans to avoid its ill-omened meaning in Latin. Segesta is a historically rich destination with many archeological gems such as The Doric Temple located just outside the site of the ancient city. The Ancient theatre of Taormina which happens to be one of the most celebrated and well known ruins in Sicily also stands on this land, the amphitheater demonstrated a profound Greek influence.