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On our last day in the Sicilian countryside before ending our trip in Palermo, Magellan suggested that instead of going to Marsala, we take a ferry to the tiny island of Mozia. Probably to see an engineering marvel its inhabitants constructed for their large-wheeled chariots—the 1.7 kilometre causeway to the mainland—embedded underwater in the shallow lagoon in the fifth century B.C.! I was happy to oblige, having read about Mozia’s picturesque windmills,  Stagnone Nature Reserve lagoon and Whitaker Museum. But sometimes, like in Mozia (Motya in Punic times, which is what I’m going to call it here), what you travel to see is superseded by a marvel you discover.

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