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Address: Marsala, Sicily, Italy
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Dates to 17th Century BC -- Pop May Have Been 5000 At One Time

The scale of the ruins and excavations is surprising for a place that is 1/4 square miles. Dates to 17 C BC. Indigenous, Greek, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting remains and an informative museum. Doubly interesting because so little Phoenician is extant.

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Across the large shallow lagoon from the last remaining saltpans lies the intriguing island of Mozia. Once the home of Englishman Joseph Whitaker of the Marsala wine dynasty who started the archaeological digs in late in the 19th Century. Many of the finds are to be seen in the Whitaker museum housed in his old home. tHE ISLE IS FLAT... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The scale of the ruins and excavations is surprising for a place that is 1/4 square miles. Dates to 17 C BC. Indigenous, Greek, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and others. Excavated by Whittacker in the earl 1900's and continued by his daughter. A Greek original statue found on the island. Charioteer. Full size. Good museum. Worth a couple of hours to see... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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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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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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