By Giovanni Vallone (Writer, radio-television author)
Closest Market: 0,5 km - Closest restaurant: 2 km - Closest Piazza (or center): 3 km’s
Mazara del Vallo is one of the most "oriental style" cities of Sicily with its historic center that easily recalls the Casbah, with its intricate lanes and its medieval architecture.
It is the city in whose waters the Dancing Satyr has been found exhibited in the homonymous museum.
At 35 km from Mazara is the splendid Sinielot colony of Selinunte, with its marvelous temples close to the sea.
The nice Trapani (photo) and Erice last around 50 km.
Do not miss the visit to the island of Mozia (30 km), a splendid Punic site among the salt pans of this part of Sicily.
If you want to take a dip in the agricultural and authentic Sicily do not miss an excursion to the Belice Valley (20 km).
In these parts, food at table has two great protagonists: fish and cous cous.