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Mazara del Vallo

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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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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...
FISH PRODUCTS Mazara del Vallo
PRODOTTI ITTICI
Protagonist of the local gastronomy is naturally the infinite variety of fish which is offered...
Roccazzo Mazara del Vallo
CONTRADA ROCCAZZO
In Roccazzo district there are signs of a Aeneolithic hut (III millennium B.C. ) and the remains...
Shipyards Mazara del Vallo
CANTIERI NAVALI
In Mazara a number of boatyards exist which specialise in the construction of hulls in wood and...
Trasfigurazione Mazara del Vallo
GRUPPO SCULTOREO DELLA TRASFIGURAZIONE
The churches are real treasure chests of art, above all the cathedral, a real triumph of...
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...
Mazara del Vallo
ARCO NORMANNO
On the conquest of Mazara, Count Ruggero built, between 1072 and 1073, a castle as a bulwark...
Cathedral Mazara del Vallo
CATTEDRALE
Dedicated to SS. Salvatore, it was built on Count Ruggero’s wishes between 1088 and 1093,...

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