Marsala, Sicily

Since living in Sicily, I’ve come to notice that a lot of the towns here have a reputation for their own speciality. Marsala speciality in wine is one which is known internationally. It is also however an important historical site. Marsala is built on the ancient ruins of the Carthaginian city, Lilybaion, and like many parts of Sicily, its ancient roots are still visible in the archaeological site: Motya island (once an ancient Phoenician town). A reoccurring trend that i’ve noticed in the Trapani region is that a lot of the architecture– especially religious– seems to be made out of this beautiful, natural ‘sandy’ stone local to the region.  

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