Marsala, Sicily

Marsala is a seaport city located in the Province of Trapani on the island of Sicily in Italy. The low coast on which it is situated is the westernmost point of the island. The most important activity is the wine production, in particular the world famous Marsala wine.

The centre of Marsala radiates from Piazza della Repubblica, where the Cathedral and Palazzo Senatorio, completed in the 18C and known as the Loggia, are located. The main thoroughfare leading from the piazza is the Corso Xl Maggio. On the edge of the town is Porta Garibaldi which hosts a bustling fish market each morning.

Things to see and do

* Museo degli Arazzi – museum
* Insula di Capo Boeo – the remains of three Roman insulae
* Tour of Florio winery
* Church of the Purgatory
* Piazza della Repubblica

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 241 km²
Population – 82,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – 39

Port Location –The port of Marsala (Porta Garibaldi) is located on the edge of the town.

Travel Links – Local trains also run to Marsala from Trapani, Palermo, Mazara del Vallo and Castelvetrano (for the ruins of Selinunte).
Buses run from Palermo and Trapani to Marsala, Mazara del Vallo, Castelvetrano (for the ruins of Selinunte), Sciacca, Agrigento and Segesta.

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