Mazara del Vallo


Mazara del Vallo | 📷 Paola Licari @skinny_apple

Mazara del Vallo may be of Phoenician origin but Arab influences predominate, from the Tunisian trawler men to the Arab music and shish bubble-bubble pipes. However the Kabash with its maze of backstreets has been newly gentrified with freshly painted houses and ceramic plaques and murals. The town has a long and pleasant tree shaded seafront, with marina and beach, and a centre of fine churches. Within a deconsecrated church the Museo del Satiro houses the 4th century BC bronze satyr, known as the Dancing Satyr. This was hauled up from the seabed by local fishermen and underwent a restoration in Rome. The state is 6.5ft high and although both arms and a leg are missing you can see that the satyr is performing a wild ecstatic dance, his head thrown back and his hair flowing.

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  1. Proud of Sicily ha detto:

    bellissimo sito

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