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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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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...
Aurora Mazara del Vallo
FESTA DELL'AURORA
Suggestive and spectacular is the Aurora - Dawn, meeting between the statues of the Madonna and...
Trasfigurazione Mazara del Vallo
GRUPPO SCULTOREO DELLA TRASFIGURAZIONE
The churches are real treasure chests of art, above all the cathedral, a real triumph of...
Church of Santa Caterina Mazara del Vallo
CHIESA DI SANTA CATERINA
A fine Chiaramontano pointed arched doorway with zigzagged, arched lintel on the right side,...
San Vito Mazara del Vallo
SANTO PATRONO SAN VITO
During the last week in August, the city celebrates the Patron Saint San Vito, dedicating...
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...
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...
Roman building Mazara del Vallo
CASA ROMANA
Under the terrace in front of the church of San Nicoḷ Regale there are the remains of a Roman...

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