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Marsala

Marsala (märsäˈlä) [key], city (1991 pop. 80,177), W Sicily, Italy, a port on the Mediterranean Sea, located on Cape Boeo. It is noted for its sweet wine. The ancient Lilybaeum, it was later renamed Marsah al Allah [port of God] by the Arabs. In 1860, Garibaldi landed there at the start of his successful campaign to conquer the kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

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