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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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The beauties di (en)Mazara del Vallo

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...
Church of San Francesco d’Assisi Mazara del Vallo
CHIESA DI SAN FRANCESCO D'ASSISI
The complex formed by the church and the convent of San Francesco d’Assisi gives its name...
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...
Church of Santa Veneranda Mazara del Vallo
CHIESA DI SANTA VENERANDA
The eighteenth century façade of this church, built in the second half of the  XVII...
Nassaloro Mazara del Vallo
MESTIERE DEL NASSAROLO
The typical produce is linked to the secular marine vocation of the city; the local craftsmen...
Islamic Quarter Mazara del Vallo
QUARTIERI DI IMPIANTO ISLAMICO
Nothing remains of the fervid and prosperous Islamic period, but the cultural influence can be...
Tonnarella Mazara del Vallo
LITORALE DI TONNARELLA
The entertainment and sporting possibilities are numerous: sandy beaches like San Vito and...
Church of Sant’Egidio - Museum of the Satyr Mazara del Vallo
CHIESA DI SANT'EGIDIO - MUSEO DEL SATIRO
Fifteenth century architecture with both Arab and late Gothic elements, and an elegant cupola...

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