Discover Mazara del Vallo

Archeology

Art and culture

Sea

Monuments and museums

Nature

Typical dishes and products

Sports and wellness

Tradition and religion

Where is

MAP OF THE PROVINCE

Organize your holiday

 archeology
 art and culture
 sea
 monuments and museums
 nature
 typical dishes and products
 sports and wellness
 tradition and religion

mobile

Visit the mobile version of the portal optimized for iPhone and Android

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter
Lascia un feedback per questo contenuto (en)

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.

see full text

Events Agosto 2019

SEE ALL EVENTS
From july 5, 2019 to september 1, 2019
titolo non definito (en')
City: Mazara del Vallo
From june 20, 2019 to september 5, 2019
titolo non definito (en')
City: Mazara del Vallo

The beauties di (en)Mazara del Vallo

Roccazzo Mazara del Vallo
CONTRADA ROCCAZZO
In Roccazzo district there are signs of a Aeneolithic hut (III millennium B.C. ) and the remains...
Piazzetta Bagno Mazara del Vallo
PIAZZETTA BAGNO
In this open space, the Muslim public baths were to be found,  they opened along one of the...
Cathedral Mazara del Vallo
CATTEDRALE
Dedicated to SS. Salvatore, it was built on Count Ruggero’s wishes between 1088 and 1093,...
Mazara del Vallo
ARCO NORMANNO
On the conquest of Mazara, Count Ruggero built, between 1072 and 1073, a castle as a bulwark...
Shipyards Mazara del Vallo
CANTIERI NAVALI
In Mazara a number of boatyards exist which specialise in the construction of hulls in wood and...
Satyr Mazara del Vallo
SATIRO DANZANTE
Extremely rare example of a bronze Greek statue from the IV century B.C. with Prassitele and...
Islamic Quarter Mazara del Vallo
QUARTIERI DI IMPIANTO ISLAMICO
Nothing remains of the fervid and prosperous Islamic period, but the cultural influence can be...
Diocesan Museum Mazara del Vallo
MUSEO DIOCESANO
Il Museum, inaugurated in 1993, occupies a wing of the Seminario dei Chierici and holds...

Video (en) del comune (en)

TUTTI I VIDEO (en)

virtual tour