Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo, Marsala

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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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  • We went to this lovely area of Sicily near marsala, where are the salt flats and the old windmills. It is particularly beautiful at sunset.
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  • Across the large shallow lagoon from the last remaining saltpans lies the intriguing island of Mozia. Once the home of Englishman Joseph Whitaker of the Marsala wine dynasty who started the archaeolog...  more »
  • Beautiful landscape of quartz wonderful trait has a jetty which leads to the sea. Water apparently low m I don't think it's ideal for bathers. From this landscape are visible the salt flats ... to see.
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