Mozia

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This tiny island in the middle of a lagoon is so small as not to arouse the least suspicion that it might have played any role in the history of its larger neighbour Sicily. Yet, San Pantaleo (its modern name), was chosen by the Phoenicians as a suitable site for a vital and later prosperous colony. Its strategic position, surrounded by the shallow waters of the Stagnone Lagoon (see Saline dello STAGNONE) and naturally protected by Isola Longa on the seaward side, meant that it was coveted as a strategic trade-post as much by the Carthaginian as by the Syracusan antagonists. In the end, this was to be its undoing: besieged by the Syracusan forces, Motya was completely destroyed and left to abandon until it was rediscovered at the end of the 19th century. Giuseppe Whitaker, a rich businnessman, organized the first excavation campaign in 1875. Since the many objects of Phoenician origin have been brought to light and are now kept at the museum of Villa Whitaker, on the island. They include the grotesque mask of the "Laughing Man" and one of the most remarkable archaeological finds of the last few years, the Giovinetto di Mozia, a statue of a young boy dated to te 5th century BC and displayed at the great exhibition about the Phoenicians recently held in Venice.
At Marsala, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.

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