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Lovely little trip

Enjoyed the boat ride across. There are toilets and a nice little cafe where I had a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Incredible collection but not that well curated items , spanning several centuries. If you want to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liz W
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the boat ride across. There are toilets and a nice little cafe where I had a wonderful warm cake! Very old fashioned museum and was disappointed at the lack of English signs. There were some but not all were translated. Some interesting things to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the Phoenicians and then the Carthaginians, Greeks and of course the Normans, this island settlement has a long history mostly uncovered by a Yorkshireman, the Whitaker family made their money from the Marsala wine trade and became engrossed with the locality, excavations on Mozia...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You catch the little ferry from Marsala arriving on the island there are toilets & a little cafe. I enjoyed the museum , its been a long time since I have seen a collection displayed in old fashioned cabinets , still it did not detract...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible collection but not that well curated items , spanning several centuries. If you want to walk around allow at least 3 hours as the museum part takes about an hour .

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Layers of civilization from 10,000 years ago to present made this a ''must see" for me and I did not regret it. You must be able to walk, however, as there is a short boat ride to the island and then rough trails around and...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a stormy day, but salt pools and windmills were captivating. Whitaker Museum was a small gem and while the rains kept our walking around the island to a minimum, what we did see was well described and fascinating. Staff at museum and ticket...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This island was settled by Phoenicians in the 8th century BCE. Defensive walls and other remains can be seen on the island. The Whitaker museum holds finds from archeological work and the stupendous and beautiful sculpture of the Motya Charioteer.

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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We took a boat out to the island which was founded by the Phoenicians in 8000 BC and inhabted until it was destroyed by Dionysus of Syracuse in 397 BC. An excellent opportunity to see the archaeological sites. There is a well posted footpath that...More

Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 30 June 2018

After visiting the salt harvesting place, we took a short boat ride to this island , where we had a picnic lunch. Before eating we took a flat, one mile hike around the island where we saw many Roman ruins and artifacts.

Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Sicily has so much history--Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque--but this is also Phoenician! The museum has artifacts going back thousands of years, including a Greek sculpture said to have Carthaginian influence. The "youth" or charioteer is truly beautiful, with flowing robes and rippling muscles--it has...More

Thank Lenny G
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29 May 2018|
Response from dj8simo6 | Reviewed this property |
hello the journey takes about 5 minutes. the ticket price is around 10 euros
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