Mazzara Del Vallo
MAZZARA DEL VALLO, a city of Italy, on the coast of Sicily, in the province Trapani, 13 miles by rail southeast of Marsala. It is surrounded by a wall 37 feet in height, was 11,756 in 1871 ; that of the commune was 10,999 in 1861 and 13,505 in 1881.
Mazara or Mazaris appears from Dicslorus Siculus (xiii. 54) to have been a trading establishment of Selinus, and it was captured by the Carthaginian general in 409 s.c. on his march against that city. It was in this neighbourhood that the Saracens landed in 827 A.D.; and the name of Aral di Mazzara long indicated one of the three divisions of Sicily.