Mazara del Vallo (Sicily)

Mazara del Vallo is a town in the province of Trapani, southwestern Sicily. It is an agricultural and fishing centre and its port gives shelter to the largest fishing fleet in Italy. The Casbah, the old Arab quarter, is home to many houses in typical Arab style and it is crossed by an endless series of small tunnels. The neighborhood is inhabited by a large Tunisian community, which helps keeping intact the overall style of the neighborhood: some typical elements are the tiles and other decorative elements on the facades of houses. The cathedral’s city, the Basil Cathedral, was built by the Normans around the year One Thousand and features a unique style that is a mix of Romanesque, Baroque and Greek. Other attractions include the churches of Madonna delle Giummare, San Nicolò Regale and San Francesco, the Basil Cathedral of the Santissimo Salvatore and the Palazzo del Seminario.

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SOS...I am an American, living in Germany, currently in Trapani without a flight back until April 5. I do not speak Italian, currently learning German. I was supposed to travel back on March 15th, my boyfriend left on March 8th. My flight was cancelled so I made a new flight on March 19th.

Hi everyone, I'm considering purchasing a property in Mussomeli and have spent a few days here exploring the town.  I was just wondering if anyone else knows of any english speakers that live in this region?  Or if anyone has had first hand experience renovating a property specifically in Mussome

Hi, we have recently had our electricity supply ceased as we had unpaid bills.