Mozia Travel Guide

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Mozia Things to Do

  • Joseph Whitaker museum

    This used to be Joseph Whitaker house during his stays on the island. It is now an interesting museum which exposes several artifacts found in Mozia and the neighboring area.Some rooms are dedicated to the history of Phoenicians and their settlments around the Mediterranean. The highlight of the museum is the Ephebus of Motya, the marble statue of...

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  • Walk around the island

    The island is a natural and archeological reserve so, of course, neither cars nor bikes are allowed. This makes it a perfect place for a nice and relaxing walk which will lead you to all interesting archeological points like the necroplis, the Cothon (south gate), the Tofet (sanctuary) the old port and others. Spectacular views of saline, the...

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  • The museum

    The only modern building of the island is the museum.Little but very interesting.The museum is free (or better included in the ticket to access the island, still a private property).You just need a little shadow after wondering throug the island, and you can see very interesting pieces.Probably the most famous piece is the Ephebus of Motya , a...

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  • Cothon

    Cothon is the name of the small rectangular man-made harbour , linked to the sea by a narrow (now closed by mud) channel. Its exact purpose is not known. Some experts believe it to have been built as a harbour for the smaller, lighter craft that might have plied between the island and the ships moored in the lagoon, ferrying passengers as well as...

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  • The mosaics house

    The mosaics house is so called because it preserves two fine black and white pebble panels with a winged griffin chasing a deer, and a lion attacking a bull.probably some of the oldest moasaics of sicily and of the whole italy... About 2800 years!!!

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  • Tophet

    Tophet - in phoenician towns - is the name of a sacred area consisting of an open-air sanctuary where urns containing the remains of human (and often babies) were found.It was long believed that this came from human sacrifices to the goddess Tanit and the god Baal Hammo.Nowadays that is not sure, as some researcher think that the rest were probably...

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Mozia Restaurants

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    by Noel_Leon Written Apr 22, 2009

    A restaurant tip just to warn you that THERE ARE NO restaurants on Mozia. There is one bar where you can buy drinks and snacks but I reccomend to bring your own food and have a pic nick. There are benches in the shade of pine trees near the museum or, if it's not too hot, you can look for another calm spot around the island like the one in the photo

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Mozia Transportation

  • By boat

    There is a regular ferry service between the mainland's coast and the island of Mozia. It's very well signed along the road the follows the coastline.Boats depart every half an hour (more often during peak time) and the ride is less than 10m minutes.They charge you euro 5 for the return ticket.Just in front od the dock there is a parking area. You...

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  • How to reach Mozia

    There are two "imbarcadero" points where you can board one of the boats running regularly to and from Mozia. Both of them are near the Saline and you can reach them by car (approximately 10 km north of Marsala, 20 km south of Trapani). The bus n. 4 leaving from Piazza del Popolo in Marsala will also drive you there.The boat ride from mainland to...

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  • Boat needed!

    Motia is an island in the middle of a shallow water lagoon. You have to park (follow the sign for Mozia and you will end in a parkplace).From there you find a regular boat service to and from the island. Till a few decades ago it was still possible to ride in a horse-drawn cart across the old Phoenician causeway linking the island to the mainland....

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