Marsala was famed for its important port, firstly by the Carthaginians and later by the Romans. It was known as Lilybaeum and resided on Cape Boeo.
Founded by the survivors from Mozia, it became the most important and best-defended naval base in Sicily.
Here at Baglio Anselmi, you can see the partial wreck of the only Punic ship to be recovered from the Mediterranean.
You can also visit a Roman funerary chamber, the Roman Villa with its beautiful mosaics, the 5th century Christian Baptistery, the Cathedral with its eight 16th century Flemish tapestries and to finish the tour, the wineries where the world-famous Marsala wine is made.