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We took a relaxing boat ride from the salt pools over to Mothya Island. Our guide explained some of... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Jefferson City, Missouri
Lovely little trip

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

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

We took a relaxing boat ride from the salt pools over to Mothya Island. Our guide explained some of the history of the area including showing us the ancient causeway (now completely submerged under water) that allowed chariots with large wheels to go back and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 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 .

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vincentb377
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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22 July 2018|
Response from RoaminTheEmpire | Reviewed this property |
They are passenger boats. There aren't any roads or infrastructure on the island geared towards private vehicles (I didn't even see any in use by the staff there), but it's quite small and easy to walk around. There are free... More
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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