Situated at the mouth of the Mazara river on Sicily’s northwest coast, the ancient Phoenecian port of Mazara del Vallo is fast becoming one of Sicily’s favoured holiday resorts. Attracting thousands of tourists each year from all corners of the globe, Mazara del Vallo offers holidaymakers an authentic taste of Sicilian life. Choose Mazara del Vallo for a memorable Sicily holiday!
Mazara del Vallo offers something for everyone. If you’re looking for a holiday destination that is steeped in history and culture, then Mazara del Vallo certainly ticks those boxes. Mazara was discovered in the 9th century BC and since then has passed under the control of several settlers, each leaving leaving their distinctive marks on this beautiful Sicilian coastal town, creating a melting-pot of architectural and cultural landmarks. The remnants of Arab rule still visible today, with much of the Casbah city centre having a very distinct Tunisian feel. However, explore the town to find other impressive structures, such as the Norman Arc, remnant of the Norman castle that stood here in 1073, several churches of different cultures and denominations, and the Dancing Satyr, a famous bronze statue uncovered just off the coast of the port town.
The evening is the perfect time to take a stroll through the winding network of roads that lead through the town. At night, the town comes alive with a number of bars and restaurants opening their doors and serving local cuisine. Mazal del Vallo is one of Sicily’s largest fishing ports and naturally, seafood is the dish of choice. Several wine cellars and breweries can be found in the area too, ensuring you're never far from a glass of the local tipple! Alternatively, you could head 45 minutes up the coast and enjoy a break in Marsala, home to the famous wine of the same name.
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