Campobello di Mazara
Campobello di Mazara is a municipality with a predominantly agricultural vocation, with centuries-old olive trees, vines, citrus groves and almond groves. In its territory there are two seaside hamlets, Torretta Granitola and Tre Fontane, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. In this stretch the rocky and jagged coastline gently slopes towards wide and sandy beaches. Its territory also hosts the archaeological site of the Cave di Cusa, a unique example of ancient quarry that testify to the Greek-Siceliot civilization of the seventh century.
The ancient limestone quarries were used for the construction of Selinunte and its temples. They currently offer visitors the opportunity to admire a large open-air quarry, with huge blocks of stone already extracted from the rock and carved, ready to become parts of columns and architraves. The abandoned drums allow us to imagine the hard work of extraction that, centuries ago, engaged artisans and slaves. The peculiarity of this archaeological site is linked to the curious sensation that the place, suspended in time, transmits to the visitor.
The site and the annexed territory are part of the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, Cave di Cusa and Pantelleria. For the agricultural activities it hosts, Campobello has a long tradition of presence of foreign migrants, and numerous activities related to the Mediterranean Intercultural Dialogue to encourage their integration into the community.
Campobello, which has always had relations with The Phoenicians’ Route, intends to develop activities and initiatives to the advantage of the territory, promoting good practices fostering the participation of its community in territorial development policies. Among these, the establishment of an Ecomuseum of the Sea and Fishermen promoted by the Phoenicians’ Route.