the name of the city inebriates us with a sweet and ancient fragrance
Even the name of the city intoxicates us with a sweet and ancient perfume, and we eagerly anticipate those sips of copper bathed in the pink sunsets of the salt pans. But Marsala has not lived by wine alone! The evocative Parco delle Cave, which is a rather extensive quarry park that clearly shows man's intervention in the territory, testifies to this. The ancient sandstone quarries have in fact been redeveloped and now appear to be a secret city whose geometric architecture has unknowingly created a lunar landscape. The tuff extracted from these quarries is that found in the temples and ancient walls of the city, as well as in Mozia. There are also tunnels on lower levels of the soil and the brackish water that flows alongside them has been the nurturer of a sparse and precious Mediterranean maquis that transforms the area into perfect scenery for theatrical performances.
In the Punic trench at the intersection of its two arms lies the castle of Norman...
The original name of Marsala, from the Arab “Marsa-Allah” meaning port of God...