Marsala (Sicilian: Maissala; Latin: Lilybaeum) is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Marsala is the most populated town in its province and the fifth in Sicily.
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This is a very interesting place. It's located on the far western tip of Sicily. It's been occupied by every civilization around the Mediterranean since antiquity. This a coastal place of salt ponds where very fine salt is produced commercially.
Take a walking tour, and stop by the gift shop to buy some salt to take home for your self and for gifts. Very interesting and worthwhile.
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Imagination, knowledge and deep roots. The Donnafugata wines are a passionate interpretation of Sicily and its sensorial universe. Donnafugata was created in Sicily by an enterprising family with 160 years’ experience in premium wines. The adventure began in the Rallo family’s historic cellars in Marsala in 1983 and at its Contessa Entellina vineyards in the heart of western Sicily. In 1989 Donnafugata arrived on the island of Pantelleria, starting to produce naturally sweet wines.
My sister, niece, a close friend, and I enjoyed the tour and a private wine tasting (with food pairings) enormously, thanks to Giulia! She was engaging, knowledgable, informative, and passionate about this family owned vineyard as she guided us through the tour and tasting. Well worth the visit; the food pairing with the wine tasting is well worth it. Also, we tried their olive oil--buonissimo! Besides the wines, the olive oil may be purchased. Again, Giulia really made our visit special! Grazie!
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30 km from Trapani, looking out towards the sea of Marsala, the Florio Wine Cellars fascinate visitors from all over the world with the beauty and tranquillity that reigns between their ancient naves, where Florio’s wines mature in silence. Built in volcanic tuff stone by Vincenzo Florio in 1833, the Florio Cellars invites the visitor to explore its extraordinary atmosphere, here history, architecture, modernity and design blend to offer a journey in an exclusive and astonishing world that thrills even the most expert wine-tourist. A new way of conceiving the wine cellars’ functions also means that this is no longer only the birthplace of unique wines like Florio’s Marsalas, Passitos and Liqueurs, but also welcomes visitors to conferences, Exhibitions and tasting events. The magnificent barrel chambers, the two innovative Experiential Tasting Rooms, the spectacular Terrazza Florio and the elegant Wine Shop are all waiting for you, to offer you an unforgettably experience...
We strolled in with little time but interested in knowing about the wines of the label. Went straight to the shop and found a passionate lady that explained to us profusely about the different grapes and styles they had. Ended up buying on of each style and so far enjoying them very much! It's also possible to do wine tasting and eating.
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Joseph Whittaker's island came alive through our incredible 5-star local guide, Elena Rutkowska Buscemi. With a book of photographs in hand, she guided us from what we were seeing to what the island looked like in Phoenician times --- including an underwater causeway and the underwater foundation blocks for walls.
I agree with another reviewer who said Mozia is an unexpected treasure. We watched workers brushing off soil to uncover stones in a temple and visited the small (but growing) museum. We also sampled the terrific wine from the Grillo grapes grown on the island.
Guides can arrange for lunch (and Grillo) on the island, which is reached by a very short boat ride from the Trapani Salt Flats. That said, we did not walk around the whole island and opted to tour along one area of the shoreline, visit the house, the archeological digs, the 'fresh water' pond, museum and lunch. Our tour guide also showed us the Trapani Salt Water flats. Terrific.
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The Chiesa Madre de Marsala is located in the Piazza della Repubblica. It is dedicated to Sant Thomas of Canterbury who is the patron saint of Marsala. Built in Norman times, it is reasonably stark inside without the wonderful decoration that makes up the small church near Porta Garibaldi. The three doors to the church have been replaced by modern ones but these too have been destroyed by graffiti. The church is lit up at night and adds to the atmosphere that is created in the Piazza - the scene for the passeggiata.
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The Gate or Archway into the city are given its name by the fact that Garibaldi landed here with his army and entered the city with his small army of "Red Shirts". The Archway itself is not overly significant other than for its historical value. In any case, it is one of only a few entrances into the old city.
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We went to the cellar shop to buy some Marsala and there was a tour with places about so start so we joined it. The shop and centre is very modern and well done with the super clean cellars a must for wine-lovers. The tour...MoreHi pvdg, glad you enjoyed our wines even though the winery was crowded. Hope to see you again!
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Guided tour of the winery e different tasting of our wine. A surprising discovery of Sicily through our wines.
We had pre-arranged a tour of the winery and arrived at 10AM. The winery was busy processing the harvest and we received a great tour starting at the beginning of the process and following it through until the end. We sampled a number of very...MoreDear Charles W, It was a pleasure to guided you in our wine cellar. Hope to see you soon, bests, Enrica Giacalone
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Marco De Bartoli strongly believed in the viticulture of his territory. Thus, at the end of the Seventies, he rediscovered and nourished the deep root between the traditional and innovative methods of working the soil and winemaking. Looking for an excellent quality, combined with the respect for Sicilian wine traditions, Marco chose native grapes, especially Grillo in Marsala and Zibibbo on the island of Pantelleria, to create traditional and territorial wines, like Vecchio Samperi and Bukkuram, and highly innovative ones, like Grappoli del Grillo and Pietranera. Today his children, Renato, Sebastiano and Giuseppina, with a firm belief, drive forward Marco's production philosophy, pursuing tradition and innovation, always aiming to the highest quality and to the respect for the territory.
In this 200 years old family house and winery, you will discover the origins of the true wine from Marsala and of the Grillo local grape variety, growing in a land full of contrasts but able to produce wonders. The tour brings you from the 12 hectars vineyards, to the modern refrigerated area to the oldest part of the cellar where century old barrels make the typical "perpeetum" wine age. We had the chance to have the owner and winemaker giving us the tour, so making the experience a true time travel accross his family ancestors and the story of his father, Marco, who founded the winery at the end of the Seventies. The tasting is worth its weight in gold (ranging from 10 to 15 EUR), as it offers you the possibility to taste a unique grape variety, Grillo, in its multifaceted delicious versions, from sparkling traditional method to Marsala wine, passing by the most famous label of this winery, Vecchio Samperi. I'd suggest it for genuine wine lovers only.
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