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“Surprise!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Isola di Mozia (Mothia)/ San Pantaleo

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“Surprise!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Reached after a short boat ride, this seemingly unassuming island is home to a tiny museum in which one can view (when he is not abroad on vacation in some loan exhibition) the spectacular Charioteer, an incredible array of Carthaginian/Punic stelae, and a knock-your-socks off monumental statue group of two felines felling a bull. The island itself is currently under excavation by the University of Rome and the mind boggles at how extensive the remains of the Carthaginian/Punic settlement really are. A torturous walk along the fields of grapes leads to the Tophet, where the inhabitants may (or may not, depending on whom you read) have interred the infants whom they allegedly sacrificed.

Visited September 2013
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in the Carpathians
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“Lost in history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

A visit to the island is a must if you are in the area but be warned that it is not cheap to visit.The excavations are a fascinating insight into the events of 2,500 years ago.

Visited September 2013
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Maratea, Italy
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“glory of the past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Isola di Mozia near Marsala is a very ancient place. in the middle of a hugh natural lagoon. you can take a boat and go around the island. the phinicians had an empire here and this was their last city that surrendered to the Romans. there is an old road 30 cm. deep that goes from the island to the land. it seems that humans have been here for many generations. it is an enchanted view with the salt pools and the old windmills. almost surrealist view. the little restaurant Mama Cuara on the beach gives a daily taste of local food. charming unusual location

Visited September 2013
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“Magic place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Such a small island so rich of history!the museum is so interesting,full of archeologic reperts,the paths are really nice,in the summer is really warm,I've been there in September and it was still warm,almost 30C so I recommend to have some cold drink and why not some paninis,you may have an amazing picnic in the shadow of the pine trees!definitely one of the place you can't miss if you go in the western Sicily!

Visited September 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Phoenician-Punic settlements”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

This island was one of the most important Phoenician-Punic settlements in the Mediterranean area, if you like archaeology you MUST visit it!
You can also rent kayaks to go there (choose a day with no wind).
The sunset there is something incredibly beautiful!

Visited August 2013
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