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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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Islamic Quarter Mazara del Vallo
QUARTIERI DI IMPIANTO ISLAMICO
Nothing remains of the fervid and prosperous Islamic period, but the cultural influence can be...
Quarara Mazara del Vallo
LITORALE QUARARA
The entertainment and sporting possibilities are numerous: sandy beaches like San Vito and...
San Vito Mazara del Vallo
SANTO PATRONO SAN VITO
During the last week in August, the city celebrates the Patron Saint San Vito, dedicating...
College of the Jesuits Mazara del Vallo
COLLEGIO DEI GESUITI
The monumental construction was built around 1675 to the plans of the Jesuit architect ...
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...
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...
Mazara del Vallo
CROCE LIGNEA IN CATTEDRALE
Nassaloro Mazara del Vallo
MESTIERE DEL NASSAROLO
The typical produce is linked to the secular marine vocation of the city; the local craftsmen...

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