B&B – DiVino Marsala – Trapani


The origins of Marsala date back to the first two centuries the Roman imperial age and the third century A.D. period in which was formed the Colonia Augusta Helvia Lilybitanorum, since then has been miraculously preserved an entire area that is now the archaeological park of the city. The Park Archeologicoprevede the recovery of the territory and of the settlement, the exploitation of precious mosaics and artifacts that were found in previous excavations. In the Cape area Boeo remains of houses were found, of which the most significant is the insula, excavated in 1939, dated around II – the first century BC that seems to respect a historical already existing path. The building or Domus was built over a freshwater source: the Cave of the Sibyl Lilibetana. Initially it belonged to the Basilian and then passed to the Jesuits. This ancient place of worship, inspired worship of water, becomes baptismal font and identified as the home of the Sicula Sibilla, pilgrimage and prophecies. Lilybeo ancient Christian monument, of great interest because he lives on the miraculous power of water, the place of the Sibyl is placed in a deep cave where up to ‘400 met the first Christians of Lilybaeum. At the center of the cave still flows the source and in front of the cavity stands a stone altar with an image of St. John the Baptist marble, patron of the city, dating from the fifteenth century. Near the church of St. John is the Baglio Anselmi, now the Regional Archaeological Museum, but until the last century was used as a wine factory. E ‘part of the Archaeological Park of Lilybaeum. In 1986 he was chosen for the exhibition and preservation of the Punic ship wreck and numerous archaeological finds dating back second and first centuries BC until I A.D., and an extraordinary collection of amphorae that indicate the thriving business in this sea.