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Mazara del Vallo

Satyr

In a strategic position at the centre of the Mediterranean, between the European and African continents, Mazara has always been a destination for conquest. On the mouth of the river Mazaro which crosses the city, rises the canal port on which the activity of the largest fishing fleet in Italy is based. The city is always a crossroads, a privileged point of cultural and commercial exchange. In this sense, the city’s openness to others and its multiethnicity is written in its history and is still seen today in its large Tunisian community. The numerous civil and religious buildings to admire in the historic centre show the cultural influences that have involved the city. Absolutely not to be missed is the Dancing Satyr, an extraordinary bronze sculpture from the Hellenistic period, found in the Strait of Sicily. Nearby the interesting naturalistic sites of the lake Preola and Gorghi Tondi Integrated Nature Reserve and the Paludes of Capo Feto and Margi Spanò are to be found.

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Islamic Quarter Mazara del Vallo
QUARTIERI DI IMPIANTO ISLAMICO
Nothing remains of the fervid and prosperous Islamic period, but the cultural influence can be...
San Vito Mazara del Vallo
MONUMENTO DI SAN VITO IN PIAZZA DELLA REPUBBLICA
The statue of San Vito (1771) is by Di Ignazio Marabitti, and stands in the centre of the Piazza...
Porto Canale Mazara del Vallo
PORTO CANALE
An animated area full of activity and incredibly suggestive for its variety of sounds, colours,...
Church and monastery of San Michele Mazara del Vallo
CHIESA E MONASTERO DI SAN MICHELE
The monastic complex, of ancient Norman origin dating back to Giorgio Antiochia, admiral of...
Mazara del Vallo
CROCE LIGNEA IN CATTEDRALE
FISH PRODUCTS Mazara del Vallo
PRODOTTI ITTICI
Protagonist of the local gastronomy is naturally the infinite variety of fish which is offered...
Library Mazara del Vallo
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
The library of the Seminario Vescovile and the municipal library boast a notable patrimony of...
Quarara Mazara del Vallo
LITORALE QUARARA
The entertainment and sporting possibilities are numerous: sandy beaches like San Vito and...

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