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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wanted to see “The Boy” but my companions didn’t so we did the boat trip around the lagoon, having some parts of the island pointed out and explained and viewing the submerged Punic road to the mainland. There was an English commentary and our...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

Before you take the short boat ride to Mozia Island you should decide if you want to understand its long history or just visit for a pleasant stroll.The more you know of the island's history (including, it was a Carthagian Trading Post) the more fascinating...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

Visited here on foot from a nearby town. There is not much to see and takes approximately 10 minutes to see everything. One would imagine it was a much bigger attraction with the amount of buses and coaches that are present in the car park.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

Take a boat from outside Marsala and don t miss this piece of history . It deserve much more interest and tourism and advertising. I have to confess that, although I m Italian , I didn t know much about this incredible place

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank gabitalia
Reviewed July 10, 2019

OK, there isn't much left but foundations, but the island is a great place to get a sense of the span of history. Plus, the museum is a gem, packed with interesting objects, and a wonderful statue, the Motya Charioteer. If that is the only...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

A very short boat ride gets you to the island. One man's passion led to the uncovering of significant archeological finds. It has a small museum housing the most important finds- you cannot miss the white marble charioteer. A map is provided so that you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

Definit lay combine the visit to the island with the lagoon boat tour as you see parts of the island that are not accessible from the land, the highlight being a much better view of the submerged road. The museum is interesting but walking around...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019

Fantastic history on this little island, don't miss the Whittaker Museum and a nice walk around the grounds. Beautiful area that is off the beaten path and a real educational experience!

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank tabi_travels
Reviewed June 6, 2019

We went on a 1/2 day tour (with a special guide for our group). I knew little about the ancient history of Sicily before going, but learned all sorts of interesting things extending back ~1000 BC. Very interesting archaeological ruins, with some good stories about...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

It was an overcast day with a light rain falling when we took a boat for the fifteen-minute ride across the lagoon to Motya. We had the island almost entirely to ourselves and walked the entire perimeter at the shoreline, pausing to admire the views,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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August 19, 2019|
Response from PeterD866 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I would think that there would be. I would contact where you are staying and ask if there are tours that they could recommend. Sometimes there a locals who run small groups around various places. Good luck.
June 8, 2019|
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Response from PeterD866 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Billy. If you are into archeology this is definitely a must. So many things there to view. I thought that I might have been able to send you a photo of where to get to the saline lakes, but I can’t, so I hope that my... More
July 21, 2018|
Response from RoaminTheEmpire | Reviewed this property |
They are passenger boats. There aren't any roads or infrastructure on the island geared towards private vehicles (I didn't even see any in use by the staff there), but it's quite small and easy to walk around. There are free... More