Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo, Marsala

Categories: Islands, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.1/5 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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  • Maybe because would pull a strong scirocco, archeology aside from the island I was a little disappointed. Also the cost between barca and entry seems a bit excessive for what it offers
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  • The idea of getting on a private island, a British Foundation, creates some bias, but to reach the island by boat, you can wander around on an island inhabited at the time of the Phoenicians, is unparalleled and you feel immersed in history. the Museum is very interesting with all the material coming from the island itself and the youngster of Motya is alone worth the trip. Too bad some of neglect show despite an admission fee paid by all visitors.
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  • Mozia island is a small island but that is worth a visit to admire the famous statue of the young man of Motya who is a masterpiece of art
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