Segesta was the capital of the Elymians. They built a great temple to compete with nearby Selinus, but the temple was never finished. They also built a magnificent greek theatre. The Elymians had good relations with the phoenicians and punics.
The Valley of the Temples. The main archaeological site includes the most important temples and the lower agorà of the ancient town as well as the hellenistic-roman quarter opposite the museum. In 1997 the Valley of the Temples has been declared world heritage by the UNESCO.
Selinus (Selinunte) was founded by Greek colonists in the seventh century BC. The city was caught in the middle of the wars between Greeks and Punics and at some time in history it was conquered by Carthage. Selinus and Segesta were eternal rivals in West-Sicily.
Morgantina is one of the ancient cities in central Sicily, part of the territory of the Sicels. The town has many Greek features introduced by the Greek colonization of Sicily, but the population was a mix of Greeks and Sicels (siculi).
The archaeological museum of Aidone is housed in the former Convento dei Padri Cappuccini and has a vast collection of finds from the archaeological excavations of Morgantina.
The archaeological museum of Agrigento has a rich collection ranging from prehistoric artefacts to the classic Greek ceramics and statues. Impressive is the statue of the Telamon and marvellous the statue of the Efebos.
The archaeological museum of Marsala is housed in an old winery on the coast, the Baglio Anselmi. In the central part the remains of a punic ship are on display. Other rooms contain finds from the archaeological site of Lilibeo, the town of the punic-roman period. Part of the excavations are adiacent to the museum, the area of Capo Boeo, and can be visited as well.
The museum Pepoli is housed in a former convent of the Carmelites in the town of Trapani. In the museum are on display paintings, sculptures and artisan objects like jewellery from the Sicilian upper society and the church
Motya, or Mothia, was the most important Phoenician-Punic town in West-Sicily, built on a small island in front of the coast. It had a large industrial quarter and in punic times was surrounded by a city wall and city gates to defend itself against the attacks of the Greek tyrants of Sicily.