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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo and many more Marsala attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Marsala trip maker site .
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  • A journey back in time to the origins of the way we were, so it's Mozia, beautiful and interesting from North to South, inside and outside the island, by sea and land. Non-trivial eye grows weary and discover the countless nooks of this small island tucked inside the lagoon of Stagnone. To me, as if by magic, appear the men and the children of a time that these waters were teeming with life and these lands. Maybe I see too many documentaries of Alberto Angela. Just arrived at the pier the eye is drawn to a little man, Peppe Genna poet and engraver who shadowed by a rickety umbrella does not scorn to declamarvi one of his 800 poems. Conprategli a handmade stone-like object for a few euros you will happy or a Sage of giummara. That's his job by 20 years, we all love. Do tickets for the guided tour of the island with Mario Mix on the boat at sunset. A multilingual voice will guide you to discover the island and its secrets. You will pass on a flooded road. Landed on the island, disperse among the cicadas and Withaker Museum with the famous Giovinetto di Mozia. On returning from dinner aperitif and then Mammacaura with the incomparable view of the Saltworks. Don't forget this day for the next 20 years ... ... guaranteed!
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  • We visited in February, and our group had the island almost to ourselves. The ruins are fascinating - Phoenician, Carthaginian, Greek relics. A necropolis is here with a fortress 2500 years old. It is...  more »
  • If there is a rainy day especially in winter is nice to enjoy motia. Nature and Archeology in 5 stars. Seeing is believing.
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  • The island is very beautiful and interesting. What seemed expensive to me was the €9 entrance more €5 to arrive by boat. I still recommend it if you like ruins and museums.
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  • Impressive place, rich in history and artifacts from the Phoenician. Whitaker Museum inside which, in addition to exhibits in excellent condition, you can admire the beautiful statue of the "Young di Mozia".
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  • place full of archaic charm
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