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Mazara Del Vallo, situated on the west coast of Sicily, is a popular fishing town, and one of the largest fish producing areas in Italy. The Phoenicians were the previous inhabitants on the town during the 9th century BC. The Phoenician word 'Mazar' means 'the rock.' Subsequently, the Romans, Byzantines, Greeks, Ostrogoths, Carthaginians and the Vandals all held the city before it fell to the Arabs during the middle of the 9th century. Car hire in Mazara del Vallo is the most popular option for visitors to the island. It's easy to drive along the coastal roads. Sign-posting is good and locals are considerate towards tourists touring the island.
During the reign of the Arabs, the city was an important commercial harbour and intellectual centre. Today, the city square still holds its Arab roots by going by the name of 'Kasbah,' in order to celebrate the city's golden years of prosperity. Car hire in Mazara del Vallo is the best way for travellers to tour these historic attractions Mazara has to offer, as well as the islands other villages and surroundings.
The main attractions in the city include a bronze statue which was pulled from the harbour at a depth of 500 metres. The statue is believed to be the work of Greek artist Praxiteles and is on display in the city's museum, and can be reach both on foot or by car.
Other attractions include the remnants of an old Norman castle built during the Norman conquest. The Piazza della Repubblica and St Vitus on the Sea Church is also a popular site. All these places are accessible with car rental in Mazara del Vallo.
Trapani Airport is the nearest airport to Mazara del Vallo, located a short 45 minute drive north. Transport options at the airport include; Busses, shuttles, taxis and car rentals. If this is your arrival destination it may be worth arranging car hire here.
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