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Mazara del Vallo

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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

Cathedral Mazara del Vallo
CATTEDRALE
Dedicated to SS. Salvatore, it was built on Count Ruggero’s wishes between 1088 and 1093,...
Quarara Mazara del Vallo
LITORALE QUARARA
The entertainment and sporting possibilities are numerous: sandy beaches like San Vito and...
Finds Mazara del Vallo
REPERTI ARCHEOLOGICI
Outside the urban centre, various findings of knives, burins and flint blades show the presence...
Porto Canale Mazara del Vallo
PORTO CANALE
An animated area full of activity and incredibly suggestive for its variety of sounds, colours,...
FISH PRODUCTS Mazara del Vallo
PRODOTTI ITTICI
Protagonist of the local gastronomy is naturally the infinite variety of fish which is offered...
Mazara del Vallo
ARCO NORMANNO
On the conquest of Mazara, Count Ruggero built, between 1072 and 1073, a castle as a bulwark...
Tonnarella Mazara del Vallo
LITORALE DI TONNARELLA
The entertainment and sporting possibilities are numerous: sandy beaches like San Vito and...
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...

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