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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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City: Mazara del Vallo

The beauties di (en)Mazara del Vallo

Mazara del Vallo
ARCO NORMANNO
On the conquest of Mazara, Count Ruggero built, between 1072 and 1073, a castle as a bulwark...
Trasfigurazione Mazara del Vallo
GRUPPO SCULTOREO DELLA TRASFIGURAZIONE
The churches are real treasure chests of art, above all the cathedral, a real triumph of...
Porto Canale Mazara del Vallo
PORTO CANALE
An animated area full of activity and incredibly suggestive for its variety of sounds, colours,...
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...
Finds Mazara del Vallo
REPERTI ARCHEOLOGICI
Outside the urban centre, various findings of knives, burins and flint blades show the presence...
Marshlands of Capo Feto and Margi Spanò Mazara del Vallo
RISERVA DI CAPO FETO
The Paludi di Capo Feto e Margi Spanò - Paludes of Capo Feto and Margi Spanò make up a very...
Islamic Quarter Mazara del Vallo
QUARTIERI DI IMPIANTO ISLAMICO
Nothing remains of the fervid and prosperous Islamic period, but the cultural influence can be...
Seminary of the Chierici (Clerics) Mazara del Vallo
SEMINARIO DEI CHIERICI
A building of great architectural value, it was built at the beginning of the XVIII century and...

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