At the tip of Sicily, always breezy, it has a pleasant climate even in the summer. Revenue walk from the ancient Porta di Mare today Porta Garibaldi and enjoy the city’s history. Do not miss: the “hidden” Museum of Flemish tapestries that preserves 8 precious pieces; Piazza Loggia with Lachiesa Mother, one of the largest of Sicily; Via XI Maggio called “Cassaro”, a place of social and commercial life of the city; the Monumental Complex S. Pietro with the Garibaldi Museum and the Convento del Carmine with its striking Pinacoteca Comunale.
Enjoy our guided tours, professional tastings and delicious pairings with traditional Sicilian dishes at different
historical cellars in Marsala where you can also admire the fascinating baglios and the modern underground
barrique rooms. Choose several options to get to know Marsala wine through professional tastings and refined pairings.
elicacies you can not miss:
The “pane and panelle” classic example of “street food”
Find a good deep frying shop immediately after the Porta Garibaldi right on the stairs of the fish market. Typical dish of the tip of western Sicily: the fish couscous. A version of a very refined and tasty dish of Arab heritage. The couscous is made from grains of durum wheat semolina steamed in a broth of fish and shellfish that uses a bit ‘ of all the varieties of the Mediterranean. You definitely will find it in the cities of Marsala and Trapani.
Island of Mozia – Stroll the archaeological on the road of the Phoenicians
Within walking distance from the mainland, surrounded by shallow water and easily defendable, Mozia is one of the Phoenician colonies of strategic importance for trade routes in the Mediterranean. In 397 BC Mozia set on fire by the Greeks and vanishes from history. H. Schliemann, the archaeologist of Troy, arrives there without recognizing it. In 1913 the G. Whitaker found during his excavations. Today Mozia offers a unique archaeological tour immersed in the enchanting Natural Reserve of Stagnone. Do not miss the museum with the “Young Man of Mozia” and the picnic under the pine trees.
TIPS:You can reach Mozia also by canoe!
Saline Ettore and Infersa – A job heroic draws a marvelous landscape
On the coast of the Stagnone in summer shine piles of salt and salt marshes, strewn with windmills, they turn pink. Leading voice of the economy since 1300 A.D. today this salt harvested by hand is a niche product. The salt marshes are also a destination for protected migratory birds such as herons, flamingos … Do not miss a visit to the museum: the mill with millstones, the videos on the workmanship of salt, the purchase of products of saline and curious jewelry “salt dough” that look like corals!
TIPS: For a romantic weekend getaway Please ask the museum for a room facing the salt marshes and the whole reserve, to enjoy the sunset!
MUSEUM AND ATTRACTION
Museo Archeologico Baglio Anselmi (Marsala)
Museo del Sale (Saline di Ettore Infersa)
Area Archelogica San Girolamo