Museo Whitaker

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Museo Whitaker

Museo Whitaker
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4bellaarte2
Tarpon Springs, FL303 contributions
Unexpected Island Treasure
Sep 2018 • Couples
We visited this small island while on a Globus tour. The short ferry ride from the nearby salt flats left us off to enjoy and explore this archaeological site. The beautiful island was settled by early Carthaginians. The excellent Museo Whitaker holds a wealth of artifacts beautifully displayed! As part of the tour we also enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch. We sat on ancient stones around a stone table under the trees and sampled a variety of Sicilian specialties. A lovely afternoon!
Written 26 October 2018
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susan s
7 contributions
Worth a visit.
Sep 2018
Interesting museum on a very pretty island. We were only there for an hour. Arrived by boat from Marsala, surrounded by salt flats. Well worth a visit to learn about the English couple who lived there 150 years ago and who started the museum.
Written 18 September 2018
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Ronald L
Norristown, PA480 contributions
Phoenician settlement
Sep 2018 • Friends
The island of Mozia is a bit off the tourist map but it was very interesting. The boat ride was pleasant and the museum was fascinating although the ruins were impressive. We even met archeologists from the University of Rome who gave us the story of what they were excavating. Lunch was a buffet and was great.
Written 6 September 2018
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Lenny G
Portland, OR44 contributions
The "youth of Motzia" is worth the trip
Jun 2018 • Couples
The island of Motzia is a lovely trip, nice boat-ride and a walk among Phoenician ruins. The museum itself has amazing ancient artifacts going back thousands of years. In particular, the recovered Greek statue of the "youth", aka the charioteer, is truly magnificent. I'm no expert in Greek art, but this statue is said to be unique for its Carthaginian aspect, the flowing gown. Walk around the statue and you'll see a beautiful muscular body, under the robes. It apparently has travelled to many venues, Venezia and the Getty in LA among them, but apparently will now stay in the Whitaker. A real treat, as is the whole aspect of the trip to Motzia as well as the museum.
Written 25 June 2018
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Cocciolino2015
Perugia, Italy456 contributions
A bit off the beaten tourist track
Sep 2017 • Couples
Frankly I don't know if tourist buses unload their docile clients here as we saw only individual couples and families on the boat and then inside the rambling museum,but it is definitely an interesting piece of Sicilian history. Another example of the English fascination with the island,and a contribution to the preservation of its heritage.
Written 8 January 2018
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Stephen
London, UK51 contributions
Fascinating collection on a unique island
Sep 2017 • Solo
The archaeoelogical site of Mozia is fascinating and the quality of the artefacts on display in the Museum exceptional. One small quibble: for a foundation set up by an Englishman, surely some more captions could have been in English?
Written 10 October 2017
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mhpmarcelle
Pittsboro, NC6 contributions
Museo Whitaker
Apr 2017 • Couples
A lovely little museum of Phoenician artifacts housed in John Whitaker's former villa on the San Pantaleo Island.
A very short boat ride from the mainland, this island has several archeological sites to view in addition to the collection in the museum. Be sure to arrive early to allow ample to to walk the island.
Written 29 April 2017
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