Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo, Marsala
(3.2/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Once home to the most important Phoenician and Carthaginian settlements, Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo was rediscovered in 1888. Basilican monks occupied the island in the Middle Ages, but lived in total isolation until Joseph Whitaker arrived in the 19th century. Since then, the Whitaker Foundation has owned and managed the island, which is known for its wine production. Take a guided tour of the wineries' cellars, where you can taste their wines. Visit the museum to see the well-preserved ruins of the noble residencies, roads, and artifacts. You can hire an English-speaking guide for a tour of the island. Work out when and for how long to visit Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo and other Marsala attractions using our handy Marsala itinerary builder.
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  • Nice place ... we took a ferry and visited the island. should be held better but is nice too ... very interesting
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  • Fascinating island, 2700 years old history, the source prefenicia is well clarified in the Museum set up in the central block. Are also the now indispensable digital AIDS that make the less experienced usability for the visitor as I ternet problem, the outdoor path could be integrated better with more comprehensive guidance, overall a beautiful view on the origins of the Mediterranean civilization.
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  • What else to add about this wonderful experience, where nature and history are at the highest level. Go to the bar next to the Museum and get a glass of their wine.
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