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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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archaeological findings Mazara del Vallo
SCAVI ARCHEOLOGICI DEL PALAZZO DEI CAVALIERI DI MALTA
Other archaeological findings in the palazzo dei Cavalieri di Malta document the various phases...
Aurora Mazara del Vallo
FESTA DELL'AURORA
Suggestive and spectacular is the Aurora - Dawn, meeting between the statues of the Madonna and...
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...
Roccazzo Mazara del Vallo
CONTRADA ROCCAZZO
In Roccazzo district there are signs of a Aeneolithic hut (III millennium B.C. ) and the remains...
Palazzo Vescovile Mazara del Vallo
PALAZZO VESCOVILE
Built in 1596, enlarged in the following century, and completed in the mid eighteenth century,...
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...
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...
Mazara del Vallo
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