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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

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,...
Mazara del Vallo
CROCE LIGNEA IN CATTEDRALE
FISH PRODUCTS Mazara del Vallo
PRODOTTI ITTICI
Protagonist of the local gastronomy is naturally the infinite variety of fish which is offered...
Trasfigurazione Mazara del Vallo
GRUPPO SCULTOREO DELLA TRASFIGURAZIONE
The churches are real treasure chests of art, above all the cathedral, a real triumph of...
Tonnarella Mazara del Vallo
LITORALE DI TONNARELLA
The entertainment and sporting possibilities are numerous: sandy beaches like San Vito and...
Finds Mazara del Vallo
REPERTI ARCHEOLOGICI
Outside the urban centre, various findings of knives, burins and flint blades show the presence...
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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