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Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo

Marsala, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 682 0522
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Absolutely Terrific --- Phoenician Fortress and Grillo Grape

Joseph Whittaker's island came alive through our incredible 5-star local guide, Elena Rutkowska... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coffeecup1390
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Chicago
Unexpected treasure

Short boat trip into the world of an ancient Phoenician island city. Amazingly much still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian M
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“small island” (13 reviews)
“boat ride” (12 reviews)
“century bc” (7 reviews)
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Marsala, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Joseph Whittaker's island came alive through our incredible 5-star local guide, Elena Rutkowska Buscemi. With a book of photographs in hand, she guided us from what we were seeing to what the island looked like in Phoenician times --- including an underwater causeway and the...More

Thank Coffeecup1390
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short boat trip into the world of an ancient Phoenician island city. Amazingly much still recognisable. Museum has some remarkable treasures found locally including the 'Young Man' statue found on the island.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the island with our own guide and enjoyed it very much. So much history! The artifacts displayed in the small museum are impressive.

Thank Gioia44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the boat over to Mozia from Trapani. The crossing was crowded but comfortable. Our fabulous guide Italo Giordano organised lunch for us before we went for 17 Euro each. The meal included a fabulous spread and wine. There is a cafe there on...More

Thank Marco_the_Maltabus
Reviewed 26 August 2017

First off please let me explain the bus schedule. The #4 bus leaves the Marsala station at the following times: 6:40 am, 8 am, 9:30am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, 6:30 pm and 8:10 pm (despite how access...More

Thank usacobbler
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Incredible ruins so well preserved--the Whitaker Museum is small, but filled with incredible artifacts dating back to Phoenician times. Must see--the statue, Youth of Mozia and the mask. One can walk around the island to see the excavation sites or relax under the shade of...More

Thank RhodeIsland-DinaS
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We viewed the salt pans on the mainland and then took a small ferry over to the island. The museum, although fairly small, held a lot of artefacts that had been discovered on the island. An Englishman devoted his life (and money) to the archaeological...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It's a strange feeling to hop on a boat in Sicily, traverse a shallow lagoon and enter a key outpost of the ancient Phoenicians, founded in the 8th century BC; but such is the ferment that was and is this region that trips like this...More

Thank nisha09
Reviewed 21 June 2017

When we arrived on the little island we opted first to see the area around the museum and then walk down toward the Tophet burial ground and the very sacred pond area near the shore. We were fascinated by a site that was more ancient...More

Thank diiplo11
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The museum houses some rare finds from the Phoenician period, and the island itself is laced with paths to the ruins of the ancient town. Signage is in Italian and English; and the descriptions are very clear and detailed. Do not be put off by...More

Thank rondi3
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