What to see in Marsala

Discover what to see and do in Marsala and the tourist areas of the city

Are you planning to escape from the routine and still don't know what to see in Marsala? This Mediterranean city offers more than 2,000 years of history, green spaces, museums and historic buildings, a lively historic center with many clubs with terraces to enjoy the sun, long beaches of crystalline sand, kitesurfing, windsurfing, and diving in the splendid waters of the Egadi. The list is long, but here you will find a selection of essential things to see and do in Marsala.

It starts from the view of the historic center and its rich artistic heritage in a largely " Baroque " style. In the historic center you can visit the Cathedral; The Tapestry Museum, dating back to the 16th century; the Central Market, one of the most colorful in Sicily; the Garibaldi Museum, located within the monumental complex of San Pietro (a multipurpose cultural center obtained from the former Benedictine monastery of San Pietro); the still existing doors and walls of the fortress, dating back to the 17th century; the " Lilibeo Regional Archaeological Museum" containing the two Punic Ships and the historical finds dating back to the ancient glories of Marsala, dated 2nd and 1st century BC up to the 1st century AD, and an extraordinary collection of amphorae that indicate the flourishing commercial activity that existed in this sea.

You cannot miss the visit to the "Riserva Naturale dello Stagnone." We advise you to combine it with a bike ride on the cycle path that runs along the entire lagoon, stopping to visit the Saline, to then photograph the wonderful sunsets that mother nature will give you every day, perhaps sitting in a restaurant sipping a nice glass of wine. For those who love water sports, inside the Reserve you will find many Kitesurf and Windsurf spots. Do not forget once you arrive at the Salt Pans to visit the island of Mothia, where the Young Man of Mothia resides (statue in marble dating back to 450 BC-440 BC) and the Long Island.

The beaches of Marsala are a sort of natural "balcony" on the Egadi islands. The profiles of which are visible with sunsets that stand out on the horizon color the outlines of a bright red. Fourteen kilometers of fine white sand are a stone's throw from the center. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy a nice fish Cous Cous in a restaurant near the sea. The beaches of Marsala await you! All the beaches are accessible by public transport and have good restaurants to enjoy the gastronomy of the area.

If you still have time, don't forget to visit one of the many historic wineries that produce marsala. The city has more than 30 wineries to visit and they are producing wine for all types of palates from white to red to sparkling wines and, of course, marsala.

What are you waiting for? Come to Marsala.

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