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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
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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
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.
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