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Address: Marsala, Sicily, Italy
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Atmospheric remains of a once-thriving Phoenecian colony

A short boat trip takes you accross the lagoon to the small island. There you can walk the partly excavated remains of the trading colony which thrived from the 8th Century AD... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
gerry p
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A short boat trip takes you accross the lagoon to the small island. There you can walk the partly excavated remains of the trading colony which thrived from the 8th Century AD until,its brutal sack by Dionysus of Syracuse in 397 after a desperate seige. The museum assembled largely by Pip Whittaker, one-time owner of the island and manifest Italianophile... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a small boat across the channel to the island of Mozia to see the museum of ancient ruins left by the Catheginians and ancient Greeks. On the way back,stop in the little windmill gift shop for salt gleaned from the sea in the salt beds surrounding the small port.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you do not expect too much. And you should know that the entreance fee on the island is 9 Euro per person. Nobody will tell you, when you pay the 10-Euro-fee for the ferry. No shadow to expect,. just a couple of stones. The museum is quite nice and there is a small café. In April everything is full of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small boat takes you in 5 minutes from a jetty on the salt flats about half-way between Trapani and Marsala, across to the island of Mozia, for €5. Check the times before you go and expect no toilets, no guidebook and no help at the embarcation, in typical Sicilian fashion. It's a further €9 to get access to the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Interesting remains and an informative museum. Doubly interesting because so little Phoenician is extant.

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Across the large shallow lagoon from the last remaining saltpans lies the intriguing island of Mozia. Once the home of Englishman Joseph Whitaker of the Marsala wine dynasty who started the archaeological digs in late in the 19th Century. Many of the finds are to be seen in the Whitaker museum housed in his old home. tHE ISLE IS FLAT... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

The scale of the ruins and excavations is surprising for a place that is 1/4 square miles. Dates to 17 C BC. Indigenous, Greek, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and others. Excavated by Whittacker in the earl 1900's and continued by his daughter. A Greek original statue found on the island. Charioteer. Full size. Good museum. Worth a couple of hours to see... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

From the starting pier you have a creeping perception of some sorcery. You board the boat and slowly are teletransported ti another time. Mozia is sort of a parallel world. An island-city of phenicean ages, with conserved premises, ruins, the port and a museum to visit. You walk over the ehole extension end almost feel the life that used to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Mozia is a small island, a 3-minute ferry ride from Sicily/Marsala, and worth going a bit out of your way to see. The island is full of small (and larger) archaeological sites, and a recent effort by the University of Rome La Sapienza has added a ton of explanatory placards (in English and Italian) to help explain what you are... More 

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Orinda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We didn't save enough time to look at this whole island and all the ruins, or we were just too tired to stay until the next boat, but other than seeing the Giovinetto which was spectacular, and the main building full of ruins, we didn't see much more. There is a lot to see on this island. We went late... More 

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