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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

FISH PRODUCTS Mazara del Vallo
PRODOTTI ITTICI
Protagonist of the local gastronomy is naturally the infinite variety of fish which is offered...
Islamic Quarter Mazara del Vallo
QUARTIERI DI IMPIANTO ISLAMICO
Nothing remains of the fervid and prosperous Islamic period, but the cultural influence can be...
College of the Jesuits Mazara del Vallo
COLLEGIO DEI GESUITI
The monumental construction was built around 1675 to the plans of the Jesuit architect ...
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...
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...
Aurora Mazara del Vallo
FESTA DELL'AURORA
Suggestive and spectacular is the Aurora - Dawn, meeting between the statues of the Madonna and...
Roccazzo Mazara del Vallo
CONTRADA ROCCAZZO
In Roccazzo district there are signs of a Aeneolithic hut (III millennium B.C. ) and the remains...
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...

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