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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

Natural Integral Reserve 'Lake Preola and Gorghi Tondi' Mazara del Vallo
LAGO PREOLA E GORGHI TONDI
Inserted in 1991 between the protected natural areas of the Piano Regionale dei Parchi e delle...
Church of San Nicoḷ Regale Mazara del Vallo
CHIESA DI SAN NICOLO' REGALE
Splendid example of Norman architecture, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful...
Diocesan Museum Mazara del Vallo
MUSEO DIOCESANO
Il Museum, inaugurated in 1993, occupies a wing of the Seminario dei Chierici and holds...
San Vito Mazara del Vallo
SANTO PATRONO SAN VITO
During the last week in August, the city celebrates the Patron Saint San Vito, dedicating...
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,...
Palazzo Vescovile Mazara del Vallo
PALAZZO VESCOVILE
Built in 1596, enlarged in the following century, and completed in the mid eighteenth century,...
The ornitological museum Mazara del Vallo
MUSEO ORNITOLOGICO
The ornithological museum, a scientific-cultural destination, is an interesting collection of...
Library Mazara del Vallo
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
The library of the Seminario Vescovile and the municipal library boast a notable patrimony of...

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