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Trip Planner Europe  /  Italy  /  Sicily  /  Province of Trapani  /  Marsala
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Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Marsala is the most populated town in Trapani District and the fifth in Sicily.The town is famous for the docking of Garibaldi on 11 May 1860 and for its Marsala wine. A feature of the area is the Natural Reserve called Stagnone Lagoon — a marine area with salt ponds.Marsala is built on the ruins of the ancient Carthaginian city of Lilybaion, and includes in its territory the archaeological site of Motya island, an ancient Phoenician town.GeographySituated at the extreme western point of Sicily, the town was founded on Lilibeo cape, from where Aegadian Islands and Stagnone Lagoon can be seen.TerritoryThe territory of Marsala, 241km2, has a rich cultural and landscape heritage; its area includes the Stagnone Lagoon, a Natural Reserve in which is located the island of Mozia.The city of Marsala had a population of about 86,000 until the end of 1970, when Petrosino, a village formerly part of Marsala, decided to become a self-governing town after a local referendum.The area of Marsala is classified as a seismic zone 2 (medium). In the last 200 years three earthquakes of medium-high intensity were recorded: 18 May 1828 – magnitude 5.17 (about VI Mercalli scale)15 January 1968 – Belice earthquake which in Marsala reached VII Mercalli scale (although its intensity was as high as X in other locations).7 June 1981 – magnitude 4.60 (IV–V scala Mercalli scale) with epicentre in Borgo Elefante in Mazara del Vallo, about 20km from the town-centre of Marsala.
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