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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  • Fascinating place, with archeological remains back to Phoenician times and a stunning setting just off the Trapani salt pans. A popular excursion for locals, probably best enjoyed with a good guideboo...  more »
  • Nice trip on the boat for 4 euro but then 9 euro/pp on the other side to enter the island is a little naughty. Also seen much bigger more imoressive museums for half the price.  more »
  • Having just come from Ragusa and its magnificent tempels, this was a complete letdown. Don't be fooled by all the great stories about this place; it is a desolate little island with a lot of old stone...  more »