Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo, Marsala

3.6
#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Marsala
Once home to the most important Phoenician and Carthaginian settlements, Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo was rediscovered in 1888. Basilican monks occupied the island in the Middle Ages, but lived in total isolation until Joseph Whitaker arrived in the 19th century. Since then, the Whitaker Foundation has owned and managed the island, which is known for its wine production. Take a guided tour of the wineries' cellars, where you can taste their wines. Visit the museum to see the well-preserved ruins of the noble residencies, roads, and artifacts. You can hire an English-speaking guide for a tour of the island. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo and many more Marsala attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Marsala trip maker site.
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  • A beautiful island for a walk on a nice day. But as far as the museum and ruins go, save your money. It’s actually pretty sad to see the lack of care and state of disrepair of the archeological...  more »
  • It was mid July, really hot day, and the Isola is very little, but the Museum over there was worth taking all in. Really wonderful pieces, history...it was indeed a very good one!  more »
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  • Pleasant place for a walk. A small museum of artifacts. Windy outside.
  • Ferry is entrance to the island and museum 14 euros. Archaeological area of Selinunte 6 euros. Something's not right... Price too high for a poor site and not held very well, only the museum deserves with the beautiful statue of the young mothia, and fortunately some area where at this time is working an expedition. The ruins are all too "ruins." In conclusion: too high a cost for what is offered.
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