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Discovering the underground of Mazara

Evocava is a museum created to protect, to enhance and promote the ancient Mazara quarries: a hidden heritage of two hundred thousand square metres divided into parks, galleries, caves and gardens, integrated into the current urban fabric. Through a route that starts from an open-air quarry-park to a hypogeum, it will be possible to get to know the monumental Underground Cathedral, an early 19th century quarry of about three thousand square metres, recently discovered during the works. The quarry was first a mine, then a place of ritual, then an air-raid shelter and even a dwelling. A treasure rich in signs and evidence, a dense stratigraphy of meanings through which it is possible to read the evolution of the city through its most hidden traces.

Departure point

Mazara del Vallo

Duration

1 giorno, 2-3 ore.

Adult pricesstarting from

€ 30

Children pricesstarting from

€ 20

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Museo Evocativo delle Cave, alla Scoperta della Mazara Sotterranea

Vista guidata alla cava e alla Cattedrale sotterranea, picnic sull'erba (opzionale)

The tour lasts about 30 minutes, during which the guide will tell stories, legends and characteristics of the quarries starting from the details still visible in the extraordinary tuff walls. Like rock parchments, from these traces it will be possible to read the extraction techniques adopted by the quarrymen, the way the site is managed, even the ways to exorcise disasters through superstition. Between matter, light, shadows and secrets, the visit will make you see with new eyes the magic of tuff, a material that comes to us after millions of years through its wonderful fossils. Depending on the solution chosen, you can continue the experience through a picnic on the grass, immersed in the wonderful golden frames of the cultural park, or opt for an aperitif, lunch or dinner overlooking the quarry. All the ingredients belong to Slow Food's sustainable production chain. Evocava is a project developed by Periferica, an organization that promotes urban regeneration through processes that link communities and territories. Formed by a team of architects, designers and creatives, Periferica promotes the quarry system with a shared economy project based on sustainable cultural tourism.

#2

Tour features

Tours for everyone. Over 60, Young Couples, Schools

Location : Underground Cathedral and Peripheral Quarry | 4 h
Group 10-20p | 2-3h
Includes Equipment, Guide, Gadgets + Slow Food Experience
. Languages ITA, ENG

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All highlights of the experience

There you go. Visit to the Peripheral Quarry and the Underground Cathedral

The whole experience takes place in Mazara del Vallo Carpets: 1) Peripheral Quarry 2) Visit to the Underground Cathedral 3) Tasting of typical products, Slow Food chain (optional)

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French language
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