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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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Finds Mazara del Vallo
REPERTI ARCHEOLOGICI
Outside the urban centre, various findings of knives, burins and flint blades show the presence...
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...
Porto Canale Mazara del Vallo
PORTO CANALE
An animated area full of activity and incredibly suggestive for its variety of sounds, colours,...
Islamic Quarter Mazara del Vallo
QUARTIERI DI IMPIANTO ISLAMICO
Nothing remains of the fervid and prosperous Islamic period, but the cultural influence can be...
Palazzo Vescovile Mazara del Vallo
PALAZZO VESCOVILE
Built in 1596, enlarged in the following century, and completed in the mid eighteenth century,...
Church of Sant’Egidio - Museum of the Satyr Mazara del Vallo
CHIESA DI SANT'EGIDIO - MUSEO DEL SATIRO
Fifteenth century architecture with both Arab and late Gothic elements, and an elegant cupola...
Satyr Mazara del Vallo
SATIRO DANZANTE
Extremely rare example of a bronze Greek statue from the IV century B.C. with Prassitele and...
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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