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10 ideas for planning a perfect escape in Marsala

If you are planning to come and visit Marsala and are looking for ideas on what to do, then it is on this page where a series of suggestions are listed to help you along your way. Here you can learn the "10 things to do" in Marsala. 

In case you don't know yet, Marsala is much more than sun, beach, and aperitifs at sunset. Marsala is culture, gastronomy, wine tourism, festivals, popular traditions, kite-surfing, sports, and much more. 

Marsala is a city that never ceases to involve and amaze you; in continuous evolution since the times of the Phoenicians. So take note of these tips and get ready to turn your vacation into an unforgettable experience!


Let yourself be tempted by Marsala street food:

During one of your discovery walks of Marsala, you may notice scents coming hot off the grill. If you're passing by with an appetite, take advantage of stopping to taste a sandwich with panelle, a "rianata" pizza, or an arancina.

Our advice: stop at Assud Cibo da Strada or for sandwiches with panelle, at the Antico Mercato in via Garibaldi or in Porticella. You will not regret it!


Street food a marsala

Savor a plate of Marsala Couscous

Marsala is one of the cities where you can taste one of the best fish couscous in western Sicily. There are numerous versions of this tasty dish, which for many, is one of the most complicated in national gastronomy. We recommend some restaurants that have already been tested; it's up to you to choose the right place and time. Wherever you go, you will love it!


Cous Cous di pesce

Go shopping to feel stylish

You can find a wide choice of shops in Marsala, from crafts that have come through a long line of tradition, to avant-garde and much more trendy, contemporary shops with youthful and captivating appeals. Treat yourself to an afternoon of shopping in the historic center, on via XI Maggio, via Roma, or even via Mazzini.


Shopping a marsala

Photograph one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world

One of the best ways to get to know the Stagnone Reserve is to take a boat ride at sunset. This magical place will likely give your eyes a show during its sunsets, that you will want to take some beautiful souvenir photos of your trip to Marsala.


Tramonti alla riserva dello stagnone

Bike ride in the "Isole dello Stagnone" Nature Reserve

Do you want to breathe clean air and enjoy the panorama of the Stagnone islands? Then hurry and rent a bike or an e-bike! Venturing into the Stagnone Nature Reserve is an unforgettable experience. You can also walk along the cycle path, and enter a fairytale landscape where you can admire flamingos and other nature along the salt pans. Here you can visit the Mozia and salt museums, admire the windmills, and take a refreshing bath off one of the piers along the road.  Also - make sure to photograph one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.


Pista ciclabile riserva dello stagnone

Taste a brioche with ice cream or granita

A brioche is a very soft sandwich filled with homemade ice cream or served with a glass of granita. Ask for it at breakfast, for a snack, or when you return after a hot day from the sea. I assure you it will sweeten your day.


Brioche con gelato

Sip an aperitif at sunset by the Saline

Throughout your journey in the Stagnone Nature Reserve, you will find many small places that offer fantastic experiences of enjoying an aperitif in a picturesque setting; whether in front of salt water tanks, piles of salt, and windmills, it is one of those rare places that offer the most beautiful atmospheres in the world.


Aperitivo al tramonto alle saline

Let yourself be inebriated by the scents of Marsala

It is a sensory journey through past eras when you come into contact not only with the wine, but also with Marsala's history and most genuine origins.  A wine tasting experience is often paired with typical and genuine local products, and combined with the narration of a product that fascinated the nobility of the time. Book a tasting in one of the many wineries around the city.


degustazione vini marsala

Boat excursion to the Egadi islands

It will be an unforgettable day on a boat immersed in nature to discover coves, inlets, and crystal clear water. For those who want to enjoy their holiday in much larger boats, with skipper and lunch on board, you can choose to visit the Egadi islands on a mini-cruise. At the end of the excursion, you will take with you an indelible memory of a holiday among the transparent seabed of the Egadi Islands archipelago.


Escursioni in barca alle egadi

Discover the most beautiful beaches in the city

If you are a lover of golden sand landscapes by the sea, and the idea of being lulled by the salty water of the Mediterranean makes you feel good, we propose an itinerary of all the beaches of the city.


Le spiagge di marsala

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