Mozia, Punic Road
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Mozia, Punic Road

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THE ROAD UNDER THE SEA

Motya lays on St. Pantaleus’ island at the centre of a lagoon sea branch closed on the east side by the western coast of Sicily and on the west side by Isola Lunga (Long Island).
Motya was fortified by a wall around it, and was connected to the mainland by a road which, starting from Porta Nord (Northern Gate) reached Birgi.  This road, 1.7-kilometer long and large enough to host two flanking carts, was in use until the beginning of the 70’s. Now it is possible to spot it under the sea.

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Imagini apropiate de Palerme - Sicily

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A: Motya

de Toni Garbasso, la distanta de 560 metri

SAINT PANTALEUS’ ISLE – THE ANCIENT MOTYABiblical sources testify that as early as the 10th century B...

Motya

B: Mozia, mosaic house

de Toni Garbasso, la distanta de 710 metri

It was named Casa dei Capitelli (House of the Capitals) by J. Whitaker for the high number of these a...

Mozia, mosaic house

C: Mozia, Choton

de Toni Garbasso, la distanta de 940 metri

At Porta Sud (Southern Gate) there is the Cothon, an artificial port serving as a dry dock, connected...

Mozia, Choton

D: Marsala salt pits

de Toni Garbasso, la 1.5 km distanta

The coast strip called Via del Sale (Salt Road) is situated in front of the Isle of Motya and Egadi I...

Marsala salt pits

E: Marsala Stagnone

de Toni Garbasso, la 1.5 km distanta

STAGNONE ( BIG POUND)It is a small lagoon archipelago, a bridgehead between land and sea in front of ...

Marsala Stagnone

F: Marsala salt pits

de Toni Garbasso, la 1.5 km distanta

The coast strip called Via del Sale (Salt Road) is situated in front of the Isle of Motya and Egadi I...

Marsala salt pits

G: Marsala Stagnone

de Toni Garbasso, la 1.8 km distanta

Stagnone (big pound) It is a small lagoon archipelago, a bridgehead between land and sea in front of ...

Marsala Stagnone

H: Marsala Stagnone

de Toni Garbasso, la 3.5 km distanta

STAGNONE ( BIG POUND)It is a small lagoon archipelago, a bridgehead between land and sea in front of ...

Marsala Stagnone

I: Marsala Stagnone

de Toni Garbasso, la 6.6 km distanta

STAGNONE ( BIG POUND)It is a small lagoon archipelago, a bridgehead between land and sea in front of ...

Marsala Stagnone

J: Marsala Bastions

de Toni Garbasso, la 8.2 km distanta

Charles V, while in Marsala, charged Engineer Piero Prato with the bastion project signing the pertai...

Marsala Bastions

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