Marsala and Mothia, tasting of wines and ancient deeds

A day with an intense flavor: around the museum-island of Mothia, tasting the most authentic Sicilian wine in a unique cellar and walking through Marsala, the city of wind and wine.

The sea always hides wonders, like the open-air museum island of Mothia.
We circumnavigate the island and the islands of the Stagnone archipelago, the widest in Sicily, on board of one of the typical lagoon boats with a flat keel.
It will seem to land on a happy island with the bucolic windmills, but Mothia will soon reveal its cruel past of human sacrifices.
Until recently, the island could be reached on foot through a Phoenician underwater road but the rising water has now completely submerged it.

Mothia was an important military, naval, and Punic studies center; the boy of Mothia, a charming Phoenician statue, was found here.
We taste good wine at one of the best cellars of West Sicily: Donnafugata, Florio, Caruso or Mininni.

Passing barrels for aging and tasting the grapes of a sun-kissed land whose wine production is famous all over the world.
Following a line, we land in Marsala, the city of wine and sea.
From the sea arrived the dominations that made of Marsala the perfect mix of identities, forging its unique cultural character.

Sir Woodham landed here to discover and spread around the world the taste of the fortified wine of the peasants, the Marsala.
Even the Italian national hero Garibaldi arrived here, adding a step to the accomplishment of the Unification of Italy.

Also for you, Marsala will represent one of the landmarks in your sicilian journey.

Perfect for

who drinks wine and wants to breathe culture.

What you'll need:

comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

Who you'll meet:

the ghosts of the Phoenicians and the Marsala winemakers.

Where

Duration

5h

Meeting point

The minivan and the guide will wait for you in Piazza Garibaldi, in Trapani.

Included

Transfer, local guide, boat ticket and tasting ticket.

Not included

Transfer to the meeting point.