The Stagnone Lagoon
is a part of Mediterranean Sea
in front of Marsala
province, autonomous region
); the Lagoon is delimited by an island called Isola Lunga
(formerly stinco di Capra
) because of its geographical long form.
Inside the Lagoon there are the famous Mozia island and another small island
called Santa Maria.
The water level in the lagoon varies from a few centimetres to a maximum of 2 metres. A peculiarity of the Stagnone is that, during summer, the water is always hot due to its low level and the lagoon conformation.