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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

Church of Santa Caterina Mazara del Vallo
CHIESA DI SANTA CATERINA
A fine Chiaramontano pointed arched doorway with zigzagged, arched lintel on the right side,...
Quarara Mazara del Vallo
LITORALE QUARARA
The entertainment and sporting possibilities are numerous: sandy beaches like San Vito and...
Satyr Mazara del Vallo
SATIRO DANZANTE
Extremely rare example of a bronze Greek statue from the IV century B.C. with Prassitele and...
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...
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...
College of the Jesuits Mazara del Vallo
COLLEGIO DEI GESUITI
The monumental construction was built around 1675 to the plans of the Jesuit architect ...
Palazzo Vescovile Mazara del Vallo
PALAZZO VESCOVILE
Built in 1596, enlarged in the following century, and completed in the mid eighteenth century,...

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