Mozia is a memorable archaeological site in western Sicily, between the towns of Trapani and Marsala. The site covers an island, the Isola di San Pantaleo, situated in a striking location in a kind of shallow lagoon lined with the salt flats and windmills that are a characteristic of this coastline. Out to sea you can glimpse the Egadi Islands. The island's terrain is flat and rural, and excavated stretches alternate with woodland, vineyard and field. It makes a good half-day excursion, with a small museum and extensive ruins to visit.