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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...
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...
Roccazzo Mazara del Vallo
CONTRADA ROCCAZZO
In Roccazzo district there are signs of a Aeneolithic hut (III millennium B.C. ) and the remains...
Church of San Nicoḷ Regale Mazara del Vallo
CHIESA DI SAN NICOLO' REGALE
Splendid example of Norman architecture, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful...
Piazzetta Bagno Mazara del Vallo
PIAZZETTA BAGNO
In this open space, the Muslim public baths were to be found,  they opened along one of the...
Tonnarella Mazara del Vallo
LITORALE DI TONNARELLA
The entertainment and sporting possibilities are numerous: sandy beaches like San Vito and...
Roman building Mazara del Vallo
CASA ROMANA
Under the terrace in front of the church of San Nicoḷ Regale there are the remains of a Roman...
Shipyards Mazara del Vallo
CANTIERI NAVALI
In Mazara a number of boatyards exist which specialise in the construction of hulls in wood and...

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