Geography

Mazara del Vallo is in the province of Trapani in Sicily.

It is 8 metres above sea level

Latitude 37° 39′ 0′′ N and longitude 12° 35′ 0′′ E

Postcode 91026

Its surface area is around 275 square kilometres

Climate

Mild in the spring and autumn, hot in summer. August is the hottest month.

It rains at times in the winter, when temperatures sometimes drop to… 10°C…. !!

Here is an overview (temperatures can vary from area to area)

Average temperatures (min/max in degrees °C)

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
8/15 9/16 10/17 11/20 14/24 18/28 20/32 21/33 20/30 16/25 12/20 9/16

Rainfall

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
12 8 8 6 3 2 0 2 4 8 8 10

Water temperature (in degrees °C)

MAI JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT
18 22 26 26.5 23.5 20

Fact file

The local inhabitants are called ‘Mazaresi’. They speak Italian and the local dialect Sicilian. English is also spoken by professionals.

Tourists who don’t have the time to take a basic Italian course can use the well-known Italian language of gesturing!

The town’s patron saint is San Vito, celebrated on 15 June. There are also festivities in his honour in the month of August known as ‘Lu Fistinu di Santu Vitu’.

The population is around 50,000 inhabitants

Getting there

Flights from most big cities in Europe to Falcone-Borsellino Airport (Palermo), less than an hour by motorway from Mazara del Vallo. Bus connections and transfers are available or you can hire a car.

By car

Would you like to drive down through Italy? If tempted, there is the ‘Sunshine Highway’. Mazara del Vallo is approximately 1500 km from Basel, 2500 km from Brussels and Paris and 3500 km from Gibraltar….

You can also get there by boat – an unforgettable experience! Sailing from the port of Genoa takes around 22 hours but you can also sail from Rome, Naples, and it is possible today to take a luxury cruise to Palermo at affordable prices. The equipment on board and cruise organisation are exceptionally high, making it an experience not to be missed.

See our ‘Useful Addresses’.

By boat

The town has its own pleasure port, listed below (along with the e-mail address of the Mazara del Vallo Port Director).

Useful addresses

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Tourist Office
P.zza Santa Veneranda
+39 0923 941727
Palermo Airport
Km 100 Autosdrada A29
+39 0921 7020111
Fire brigade (Vigili del Fuoco)
Via Val Noto, 55
115 (+39 0923 941222)
Hopital A. Aiello
Via Salemi
+39 0923 901233
Emergencies
118
Guardia Medicale
Via Bonanno, 37
+39 0923 931313
Carabinieri
112
Police
113
ACI car breakdown service (Italian automobile club)
116
Port Director’s Office
Lungomare Fata Morgana 2
+39 0923 946388
“mazaradelvallo@guardiacostiera.it“mailto:mazaradelvallo@guardiacostiera.it
Post Office
Via Audino, 4
+39 0923 107420
Dancing Satyr Museum
Piazza Plebiscito (In Saint Egidio Church)
+39 0923 933917
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