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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

Tonnarella Mazara del Vallo
LITORALE DI TONNARELLA
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...
Church of Sant’Egidio - Museum of the Satyr Mazara del Vallo
CHIESA DI SANT'EGIDIO - MUSEO DEL SATIRO
Fifteenth century architecture with both Arab and late Gothic elements, and an elegant cupola...
Library Mazara del Vallo
BIBLIOTECA COMUNALE
The library of the Seminario Vescovile and the municipal library boast a notable patrimony of...
Trasfigurazione Mazara del Vallo
GRUPPO SCULTOREO DELLA TRASFIGURAZIONE
The churches are real treasure chests of art, above all the cathedral, a real triumph of...
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...
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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