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Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo

Marsala, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 682 0522
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Wish we stayed longer!

Such a treat to visit this special place. A wonderful museum is the highlight. The collection and... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
via mobile
A bit disappointing

This is clearly a very important archaelogical site, but, though the short boat trip to the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“small island” (13 reviews)
“boat trip” (14 reviews)
“century bc” (6 reviews)
Marsala, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 682 0522
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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

Thank johnstonstudios
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...More

1  Thank LuiseFG
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....More

Thank JudyBoz
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Sicily is loaded with old stones and great excavations but if you think Phoenician this may be your only chance. A lovely ride from Marsala past the salt pans. Take a short boat ride over what seems to be knee water.

Thank Dropback10
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Enjoyed a bite at a cafe beside the salt flats before taking a 10 minute ferry to the small island of Mozia. The centerpiece of the archeological museum on the island is a prized statue, the Youth of Mozia (aka The Mozia Charioteer), which is...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This spot between Tapani and Marsala has both an interesting salt production site (tours available but we decided against that) and the visit by boat to an island with a Pheonician settlement and small museum. The latter was a nice walk with the kids and...More

1  Thank le_fino
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

You need to get the ferry over to the island which runs every half hour. Friendly staff running the boats who were able to explain everything is English. It Is easy to walk around the entire island and spend some time looking in the museum....More

1  Thank rgrant182
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The island of Mozia sits in a shallow cove near Marsala. It houses reportedly the most extensive Carthaginian ruins in the world. Fascinating museum, and active digs still ongoing on the island. When you catch the boat back to the mainland, eat at the little...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The island is interesting (tho entry is expensive on top of the boat fare) for an afternoon of looking at the excavating phonecian remains and pondering the history and people behind them. The museuams pride and joy is the mozia boy - or motya charioteer...More

2  Thank windsorlass
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The boat trip is short and fun. The museum is interesting with an enormous quantity of material (though kind of crowded together like a child's rock collection). For anyone interested in archeology, this is an important stop.

Thank CarolnRobb
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