|Alt names||Lilibeo||source: ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)|
|Lilybaeum||source: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) p 509-510|
|Lilybaion||source: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) p 509-510|
|Marsah al Allah||source: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 572|
|Located in||Trapani, Sicilia, Italy|
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Marsala (Maissala in Sicilian; Lilybaeum in Latin) is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Marsala is the most populated town in Trapani District and the fifth in Sicily.
The town is famous for the landing of Garibaldi on 11 May 1860 (the Expedition of the Thousand) and for its Marsala wine. A feature of the area is the Natural Reserve called Stagnone Lagoon — a marine area with salt ponds.
Marsala is built on the ruins of the ancient Carthaginian city of Lilybaion, and includes in its territory the archaeological site of Motya island, an ancient Phoenician town.