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Marsala is a city rich of history, culture and unique natural landscapes. Here is possible to see and visit historic church and monument such as La Madonna della Cava, Saint Mattew church, Saint James Bastion, the monumental complex Saint Peter (that hosts the Civic Museum), the Wine Fountain (By Salvatore Fiume) and the historic Florio winery. But Marsala does not lack of natural beautiful places as well, here you can visit the fantastic Salt flats or the white sanded beaches just a few kilometers far from the historic center.
Marsala also has a fantastic position to visit other cities and move across different locations: Trapani, Erice and Segesta are less than one hour of car away, in the northern part of Sicily, while Mazara del Vallo and Selinunte are about one hour away, in the southern part of Sicily. Also the Egadi Islands – Favignana, Levanzo e Marettimo – are easily reachable from our port.
Enjoying an aperitivo on the Marsala’s salt flats when the sun comes down between the Egadi Islands is truly a breathless experience.
The Egadi archipelago – Favignana, Levanzo e Marettimo – is right in front of Marsala. In these three beautiful islands you can jump and swim into pure and crystal water and visit their little city at the discovery of Sicilian traditions. Reach them is easy thanks to our Port that has direct link to the islands through Ferry Company like LIBERTY LINES and different private charter boats.
Marsala is well known for its winery and wine culture. In its territory Marsala hosts different historical and traditional winery among which Florio, DonnaFugata, Cantine Pellegrino. Here you have not only the possibility of having a complete wine-tasting but also enjoy a unique wine and food tour in our wineries.
Mothia was an ancient phoenician city located on San Pantaleo’s Island, in the Stagnone natural reserve in Marsala. In 2006 Mothia and the ancient Lilybeo – the archaeological part of Marsala – were included as candidate to become part of the Unesco World Heritage. A unique area that need to be seen!
The western Sicily has numerous beautiful beaches. In Marsala you can enjoy the white sanded beaches in the south of the city or try the hot and shallow water of the sea in the northern part of the city, perfect for sport like windsurfing or kitesurfing>(Marsala is one of the world capital of kitesurfing.
Out of Marsala, at less than one hour by car, there are the fantastic beaches of San Vito Lo Capo and the amazing Zingaro Natural Reserve.
Western Sicily is rich of historical sites of the old Hellenistic-Roman period, of the Muslim and of the Norman-Swabian colonies in the Middle Ages period. To preserve this treasury exist the archaeological parks of Marsala, Agrigento, Segesta and Selinunte that are accessible to the visitors almost all the year.
Stagnone natural reserve is a little paradise. You will remain breathless while surrounded by the color and the odors of Marsala’s salt flats and by the ancient windmills. You can enjoy a boat tour of the Stagnone or try the breeze of Kitesurfing!
The Erice mountain is one of the most suggestive location in the western Sicily. 750m high, It was a typical medieval fortress. There you can walk through the little historical streets, eat the typical sweets, the Genovesi Ericine, and admire the beauty of the ancient Venere Castel. It is possible to reach Erice by car or using the cableway.
Daily flights from/to Italy and Europe from Trapani’s “Vincenzo Florio” Airport and Palermo’s “Falcone Borsellino” Airport.
From Trapani – Birgi you can reach Marsala in just 15-20 minutes. The terminal is, indeed, about 20 kilometers far from the center of Marsala. From Palermo you can reach Marsala in 50 minutes.
A bus service by Autoservizi Salemi is available inside the terminals together with taxi and a car rental sevices, with or without driver.
Trains by Ferrovie dello Stato arrive from Palermo, Trapani, Mazara del Vallo, Castelvetrano.
Info and reservations:
89 20 21 Purchase tickets, change in reservations and information;
199 89 20 21 automatic answerer service;
199 30 30 60 or 800 90 60 60 for assistance requests for people with reduced mobility.
Suburban services operated by Autoservizi Salemi spreaded throughout the national territory, with departures from Milan, Piacenza, Parma, Bologna, Florence, Siena, Rome, Naples, Salerno, Palermo, Salemi, Mazara del Vallo, Castelvetrano and Birgi Airport.
For information and reservations: 0923/981120 or WWW.AUTOSERVIZISALEMI.IT.