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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 ornitological museum Mazara del Vallo
MUSEO ORNITOLOGICO
The ornithological museum, a scientific-cultural destination, is an interesting collection of...
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 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...
Porto Canale Mazara del Vallo
PORTO CANALE
An animated area full of activity and incredibly suggestive for its variety of sounds, colours,...
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...
Diocesan Museum Mazara del Vallo
MUSEO DIOCESANO
Il Museum, inaugurated in 1993, occupies a wing of the Seminario dei Chierici and holds...
Church of Santa Veneranda Mazara del Vallo
CHIESA DI SANTA VENERANDA
The eighteenth century façade of this church, built in the second half of the  XVII...
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...

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