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“Beautiful spot for the day!”

Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo
Ranked #4 of 91 things to do in Marsala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing spot to see the wildflowers in the spring. It is a short boat ride of the coast and a great spot to hike and see the ruins. The small museum is full of artifacts and a lovely intact sculpture (minus the head). The history of the archeological find is very interesting as well. There is a small cafe for lunch or drinks as well.

Thank duayna p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a bit difficult to reach if you don't have private transportation at your disposal (though there did seem to be a number of guided tour excursions), but I would, in hindsight, certainly have rented a vehicle just to go see this. You won't find Punic remains like this anywhere else in Europe; the city's destruction in 396 BCE and the subsequent abandonment of large-scale occupation of the island allowed significant remains from the Punic city to remain, including an impressive gate complex in the north and the sacred area in the southwest. Only portions of the island are excavated, though the entire island was occupied at the city's pinnacle, which may be a good thing, as there is just enough excavated to see without getting overwhelmed.

Thank RoaminTheEmpire
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We visited in February, and our group had the island almost to ourselves. The ruins are fascinating - Phoenician, Carthaginian, Greek relics. A necropolis is here with a fortress 2500 years old. It is certianly worth a visit! (Don't miss the windmills/Salt recovery on the mainland)

Thank Gumbydoc
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Granted we had a perfectly beautiful day,blue skies,no wind,not to hot in late September,but everything combined with the boat trip out to the picturesque island made for a fairytale experience.

Thank Cocciolino2015
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

We took the boat to the island, looked at the museum and went for a walk around the island which allowed us to look at all the archeological sites. The path is well defined and you'll have an easy time to find your way. It was very hot when we were there and while there's a little restaurant on the island, I recommend to bring sufficient water for the walk.

Thank Annette D
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