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Address: Marsala, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 682 0522

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Pleasant walk through many archaeological digs with a nice museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

take a cab, drive a car, or even walk.....just get yourself to the boat to take you to this wonderful little island that is full of ruins and a small but lovely museum. This is probably one of the best ways to spend two -three hours that you will ever have!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Such a treat to visit this special place. A wonderful museum is the highlight. The collection and history is fascinating. Next time..I would like to spend the entire day and explore

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is clearly a very important archaelogical site, but, though the short boat trip to the 'island' was fun, the ruins were less than inspiring. (This is based on having explored several other sites in Sicily on this visit and a previous one.) The artefacts in the museum are only labelled in Italian (when most of the visitors were French... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Unfortunately we allowed too little time on the island to do it justice. We managed to walk around only about a quarter of the coastline and had to skip the last room in the museum. The museum has a lovely marble statue and many artifacts. There are Roman ruins with mosaic flooring too. Allow several hours. The ferry boat ride... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Sicily is loaded with old stones and great excavations but if you think Phoenician this may be your only chance. A lovely ride from Marsala past the salt pans. Take a short boat ride over what seems to be knee water.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Enjoyed a bite at a cafe beside the salt flats before taking a 10 minute ferry to the small island of Mozia. The centerpiece of the archeological museum on the island is a prized statue, the Youth of Mozia (aka The Mozia Charioteer), which is of Sicilan/Greek origin ca. 470–460 B.C. Phoenician, Etruscan, Greek and Roman artifacts are displayed as... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This spot between Tapani and Marsala has both an interesting salt production site (tours available but we decided against that) and the visit by boat to an island with a Pheonician settlement and small museum. The latter was a nice walk with the kids and the museum has a splendid male sculpture with some of the most amazing drapes on... More 

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