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Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo

Marsala, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 682 0522
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Incredible gem!

Incredible ruins so well preserved--the Whitaker Museum is small, but filled with incredible... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
A Lovely Side Trip

We viewed the salt pans on the mainland and then took a small ferry over to the island. The... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
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“small island” (13 reviews)
“boat trip” (14 reviews)
“century bc” (7 reviews)
Marsala, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 682 0522
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible ruins so well preserved--the Whitaker Museum is small, but filled with incredible artifacts dating back to Phoenician times. Must see--the statue, Youth of Mozia and the mask. One can walk around the island to see the excavation sites or relax under the shade of...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We viewed the salt pans on the mainland and then took a small ferry over to the island. The museum, although fairly small, held a lot of artefacts that had been discovered on the island. An Englishman devoted his life (and money) to the archaeological...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It's a strange feeling to hop on a boat in Sicily, traverse a shallow lagoon and enter a key outpost of the ancient Phoenicians, founded in the 8th century BC; but such is the ferment that was and is this region that trips like this...More

Thank nisha09
Reviewed 21 June 2017

When we arrived on the little island we opted first to see the area around the museum and then walk down toward the Tophet burial ground and the very sacred pond area near the shore. We were fascinated by a site that was more ancient...More

Thank diiplo11
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The museum houses some rare finds from the Phoenician period, and the island itself is laced with paths to the ruins of the ancient town. Signage is in Italian and English; and the descriptions are very clear and detailed. Do not be put off by...More

Thank rondi3
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Fascinating place, with archeological remains back to Phoenician times and a stunning setting just off the Trapani salt pans. A popular excursion for locals, probably best enjoyed with a good guidebook or a well-informed guide to bring the history alive.

1  Thank wws68
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Nice trip on the boat for 4 euro but then 9 euro/pp on the other side to enter the island is a little naughty. Also seen much bigger more imoressive museums for half the price.

1  Thank AndyLake
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Having just come from Ragusa and its magnificent tempels, this was a complete letdown. Don't be fooled by all the great stories about this place; it is a desolate little island with a lot of old stones with a price tag of €14,00 (€5 for...More

2  Thank BramBakker
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We went late in the day and took the ferry to Mozia. We walked around the island and visited the museum. It was beautiful.

1  Thank IstanBucket
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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....More

1  Thank gerry p
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