Complesso Monumentale San Pietro
Piazza Della Repubblica
Marsala's most elegant piazza is dominated by the imposing Chiesa Madre. Just across the way, on the eastern side of the square, is the...
Divided into three aisles highlighted by tall columns, the cavernous interior of Marsala's 'mother church' contains a number of...
Museo degli Arazzi Fiammingi
Tapestry fans should check out this tiny museum just behind Marsala's Chiesa Madre. The eight 16th-century Flemish tapestries on display...
Sponsored by the local association of Marsala wine merchants, this atmospheric wine bar in the heart of the pedestrian zone has tables...
With outdoor tables on Marsala’s main pedestrian thoroughfare, this lively restaurant and wine bar serves pizzas, over 150 different...
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Lonely Planet review
Housed in a beautifully restored 15th-century convent, this arts centre is home to an intriguing complex of small museums. Most noteworthy is the upstairs space devoted to Giuseppe Garibaldi, who landed in Marsala on 11 May 1860 with his army of 1000 redshirts in the first stage of their successful campaign to conquer the kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
The Garibaldi collection includes weapons, documents, uniforms and portraits but unfortunately lacks interpretive labels in English. Other museums include a small collection of local archaeological finds and a space devoted to Marsala's unique Easter Thursday procession. On the upper floor, close to the courtyard entrance, you'll find the newest addition to the complex, the Museo dei Pupi, which displays Marsala-designed puppets and their theatrical backdrops.