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  • 1 Saline dello Stagione Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Sicily's largest lagoon (2000 ha), a nature reserve since 1984, extends into the sea between the Alga and San Teodoro headlands. Its very salty shallow water encouraged the creation of many salt marshes, no longer exploited today. The lagoon is home ..

  • 2 Marsala Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza della Repubblica

    The centre of the town is Piazza della Republica which is dominated by Chiesa Madre and the senatorial palace, completed in 18C. On Corso XI Maggio and Via Rapisardi there are some beautiful palaces. Via Garibaldi leads to the town hall, a former Spa..

  • 3 Marsala Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Piazza della Repubblica

    The church was built in Norman times, but restored in the 18C. Its imposing tufa facade decorated with statues was completed as late as 1956. The interior features many works by the Gagini including a lovely icon by Antonello Gagini and a delicate Vi..

  • 4 Museo degli Arazzi Fiamminghi

    Museums and art

    Via Garraffa 57

    This museum accommodates a collection of eight Flemish tapestries from the 16C depivting the waring episodes of Titus and the Jews, Your eye will be caught by the luminosity, richness and dynamism of the composition of these tapestries, the seventh o..

  • 5 Baglio Anselmi archaeological museum

    Museums and art

    Lungomare Boeo 30

    This museum showcases the wreck of a Carthaginian ship from the 3C BC, brought up from the sea bottom near Mozia in 1971. It is probably a liburna, a very fast 35m-long warship thought to have sunk during the battle of the Egadi in 241 BC. You can le..

  • 6 Cap Boeo quarter

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Via Vittorio-Emanuele

    This immense swathe of land is home to the relics of three insulae, or Roman quarters. One of them is entirely taken up by an enormous villa from 3C AD, with its private baths. Some pavement mosaics are still visible.

  • 7 Florio

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Via Florio 1

    The visit to this establishment whic bears the name of the famous producer that has made Marsala since 1833, will enable you to learn the techniques required to make and mature the fortified wines. One method you will learn about for example is the S..

  • 8 Remains of the Phoenician city of Mozia

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Isola S. - Pantaleo

    As part of your visit, explore the ramparts punctuated by towers that reinforce the island's natural defences. Enter the town through the north gate - the main entrance gateway and the best preserved. Further on, tombstones and urns are all that rema..

  • 9 Whitaker Museum

    Museums and art

    Isola S.- Pantaleo

    The museum's artefacts were discovered on the island, at Lilibeo (now Marsala) and in the necropolis of Birgi, on the coast, by English archaeologist Joseph Whitaker. Phoenician and Punic ceramics and Greek and Italian vases form the bulk of the coll..

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