MAZARA DEL VALLO – Day One – Pt 3

Corso Umberto is Mazara’s main shopping street.  For the most part, it is pedestrian only.  The street is lined with shops and cafés, and is a favorite spot for the Passeggiata — or the evening stroll that seems to be popular in most Italian cities and towns.  The street is also notable for the large…

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MAZARA DEL VALLO – Day One – Pt 2

Piazza della Repubblica is the main square of Mazara del Vallo.  Everyone crosses this space at least once a day.  We used it as our lunch destination, as there were charming cafés and pubs lining the streets leading to it, and even set on the square.  It seemed like no matter which street you turned…

MAZARA DEL VALLO – Day One – Pt 1

It was only a 34-minute drive (22.68 km) from Marsala to our next destination, which was the city of Mazara del Vallo.  Since we still had a couple of hours before we could each check into our respective hotels, we killed time by exploring the coastline, and the small towns that lined it.  Trying to…

MARSALA – Day Three

The main piazza in Marsala is Piazza della Reppubblica.  On the piazza sits Palazzo VII Aprile, or Marsala’s town hall.Also, on the same piazza, you will find Marsala’s mother church, the Duomo di San Tommaso di Canterbury, which dates back to 1176.  We spent the morning wandering down side streets, aimlessly walking, discovering wonderful things…