Mazara del Vallo is located near Trapani. It can summarize the character and history a whole island. It proudly displays the world its beautiful old city, the Casbah, where Islamic writers, judges, and merchants used walk
The Casbah is an old Arab quarter that hosts many houses built in traditional Arab styles. It is also crossed by a series of small tunnels. A large Tunisian population lives in the neighborhood, which allows it to keep its original style intact. Some of its most distinctive elements include the tiles and decorative elements that are found on the houses’ facades.
There are many places inside the Casbah that offer traditional cuisine, including couscous and fish. The Casbah’s narrow streets are filled with the scents and flavors of an ancient tradition. It is located in Mazara del Vallo in southern Italy, which is the closest to Africa.
The Basil Cathedral is the cathedral’s capital. It was built by Normans in the year One Thousand. It has a unique style that combines Romanesque, Baroque, and Greek.
It is a place that has witnessed centuries of history. Rows of palm trees and the port alternate with monuments of great importance, architecture gifts, and excellent examples of Sicilian Baroque. There are many ancient churches within its walls. These were once mosques or other places of worship.
It is elegant and majestic with a portal opening up to the ocean. The top of the portal features a sculpture representation of Santiago El Matamoros. This work depicts St. James of Compostela riding on a horse, equipped with a sword and trampling on the horse’s hooves. Some Norman churches are also beautiful, including the Madonna delle Giummare and San Nicolo Regale.
The Basil Cathedral of the Santissimo Salvatore stands in front of the Piazza della Repubblica which is surrounded by the most significant buildings like a crown. The magnificent Palazzo del Seminario is located inside the Diocesan Museum. It has two floors and eleven arches giving the plaza its unique appearance. There are also the Town Hall as well as the Bishop’s Palace. These are connected to the west transept of Cathedral by the Tocchetto, an arched bridge-like loggia.
The square is filled with tables during the “good season” and a festive atmosphere. The “good season” is almost always here!
One of the narrow streets that lead to the Old Town Hall is via XX Settembre. It ends at Piazza Plebiscito, where you will find the remains of the Jesuit Church St. Ignazio. This church was founded in 1701. It has eight pairs of Tuscan columns on each side, six side altars, and one larger in the middle. There are two bell towers and a large dome. The church was destroyed in December 1933. The massive structure of the Jesuit College is located next to it. It has an impressive Baroque prospectus, a round arch, and two atlases supporting its entablature. You will find a courtyard with a Tuscan column-supported arcade that surrounds it. It is now home to the Library, Historic Archives, and Civic Museum.
The Church S. Vito is a must-see.
Just in front of the College is the Church of Sant’Egidio. It houses a museum that honors one of the greatest legacies of classical Greek arts: the bronze statue of Satiro Danzante. The statue was pulled from the fishing boat “Capitan Ciccio”, at a depth between Pantelleria, Capo Bon, Tunisia, and returned to the College on March 4, 1998.
It was also found in the same place the year before. The statue was restored at the Central Institute for Restoration of Rome on July 12, 2003. It is now displayed in the Museum Satiro danzante. The museum also contains other Sicilian Channel finds (smaller bronzes and pottery, etc.). ).
Piazza Mokarta is a smaller but equally important historical landmark, and it’s famous for its Norman arch. This arch was the only ruin of Ruggero II’s castle.
Now, intimacy is on display at the De Santi–Lombardo housemuseum
Emanuele, a former agent of travel, and Francesca, an architecture student, have created an open-air artistic space with their daughter Tania. Many thanks to
Their passion for art and love of art led them to transform their home into a small museum of contemporary art.
It is a museum that is constantly changing, and an artistic space that is always open. The house’s exterior areas are dedicated to well-known artists like piazzetta Beethoven and Entrance Ludovico corrao. Rua Joan Miro, Avenue Anton Gaudi, courtyard Pietro Consagra.
Each day, the collection is enhanced with sculptures and paintings, mosaics ceramics, ceramics, ceramics drawings, art objects, books, and other artifacts.
Architecture is transformed into sculptures or paintings. Everything is recycled and made into art objects, decorative elements or home features. Every object becomes an installation. This is a kind of contamination that is loved and sought after.
It can be difficult to tell the difference between Francesca’s works and those of Tania or Emanuele. Often, the work is done together.
It’s a place, it’s a state, where the burning smell mixes with the scents of raku pottery and glass fusion, soldering Iron, synthetic glaze, and ink used to engraving. You can feel the passion and love of the artists for each creature in every room of the museum.
Mazara is also a well-known and important fishing port in the Mediterranean base. It has a fleet that includes more than 300 large deep sea and 3,000 boat trawlers. It is home to a large portion of the country’s economy, and is very attractive for those who are passionate about fishing. There are many harbor restaurants that offer great fish, including the red shrimp from Mazara.
Mazara is also known as the city of hospitality. It is internationally recognized for being an example of integration where foreigners, especially the large Tunisian population, are seamlessly integrated. It is so much more. It’s sea, surf, diving, fishing, and beach. Let’s finish this journey with the Riserva naturale integrale Lago Preola e Gorghi Tondi.
There are many species of flora such as wild orchids and daisies, as well the population of the Sicilian lakes: turtles.