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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

Mazara del Vallo
ARCO NORMANNO
On the conquest of Mazara, Count Ruggero built, between 1072 and 1073, a castle as a bulwark...
Palazzo Vescovile Mazara del Vallo
PALAZZO VESCOVILE
Built in 1596, enlarged in the following century, and completed in the mid eighteenth century,...
Diocesan Museum Mazara del Vallo
MUSEO DIOCESANO
Il Museum, inaugurated in 1993, occupies a wing of the Seminario dei Chierici and holds...
San Vito Mazara del Vallo
MONUMENTO DI SAN VITO IN PIAZZA DELLA REPUBBLICA
The statue of San Vito (1771) is by Di Ignazio Marabitti, and stands in the centre of the Piazza...
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...
Nassaloro Mazara del Vallo
MESTIERE DEL NASSAROLO
The typical produce is linked to the secular marine vocation of the city; the local craftsmen...
Cathedral Mazara del Vallo
CATTEDRALE
Dedicated to SS. Salvatore, it was built on Count Ruggero’s wishes between 1088 and 1093,...
Trasfigurazione Mazara del Vallo
GRUPPO SCULTOREO DELLA TRASFIGURAZIONE
The churches are real treasure chests of art, above all the cathedral, a real triumph of...

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