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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

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...
FISH PRODUCTS Mazara del Vallo
PRODOTTI ITTICI
Protagonist of the local gastronomy is naturally the infinite variety of fish which is offered...
Cathedral Mazara del Vallo
CATTEDRALE
Dedicated to SS. Salvatore, it was built on Count Ruggero’s wishes between 1088 and 1093,...
The ornitological museum Mazara del Vallo
MUSEO ORNITOLOGICO
The ornithological museum, a scientific-cultural destination, is an interesting collection of...
Islamic Quarter Mazara del Vallo
QUARTIERI DI IMPIANTO ISLAMICO
Nothing remains of the fervid and prosperous Islamic period, but the cultural influence can be...
Diocesan Museum Mazara del Vallo
MUSEO DIOCESANO
Il Museum, inaugurated in 1993, occupies a wing of the Seminario dei Chierici and holds...
Mazara del Vallo
ARCO NORMANNO
On the conquest of Mazara, Count Ruggero built, between 1072 and 1073, a castle as a bulwark...
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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