Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, Isola di Favignana

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Visit one of the birthplaces of the tuna canning industry at Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, on the island of Favignana just off the coast of Sicily. The 3.2 hectare (7.9 acre) site includes the former factory, which was remodeled in 1878. The Florio family, former owners of the plant, pioneered the now-widespread technique of canning tuna in oil to increase its shelf life. Explore the museum to see artifacts from the surrounding area, from Roman vessels to biographies of former cannery workers. Learn about the history of the tuna industry and the canning methods developed by the plant since its inception. Free guided tours are included in the admission price. Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Isola di Favignana Edition.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful visitor experience at this very charming for its size and architecture. visit made even more pleasant by the factory worker's daughter francesca Guide!!
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  • August 18, 2017
    Very interesting guided tour by an engaging and prepared of Mrs Francesca, who passes to Favignana Board of bon definite
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  • August 18, 2017
    Having been the first Sunday of the month in which you do not pay the entry, the visit was even more welcome.
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  • I would have given it 5 if I spoke italian. Not so good otherwise as almost zero english explanations
  • Nice museum to see how the Tuna industry worked for years... But personally im happy the Mattanza is over...
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  • Great, a real experience. Incredibly interesting, a very knowledgeable guide that makes you relive a piece of history of Italy. Nice indeed, I don't see it would be foolish, trust
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  • It was a very enjoyable visit is very interesting thanks to our guide Francesca worker's daughter (as she likes to call himself) is competent and very nice!! The place is cool and very nice with various installations!! 10 e lode! to visit absolutely! the 6 euro ticket are few x what you'll see!
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