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. Take a look at our Isola di Favignana vacation planner to schedule your visit to Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Beautifull surranding, lovely place. Interesting exhibitions everywhere. The old boats are fantastic!  more »
  • Learning more about the tuna processing, fishing and selling. The factory was the first one in the world and sold everywhere. The building is in great condition and good tour. Thanks!  more »
  • The former processing plant of tuna fish at Favignana island has been working for over 150 years, from the beginning of 19th century until the end of the 20th. It has now been turned into an extremely...  more »
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  • Nice museum to see how the Tuna industry worked for years... But personally im happy the Mattanza is over...
  • The plant tour Florio was a great surprise: the structure is metaphysics. The friendly guide Francesca, has the ability to enchant visitors with accurate explanations, provoking an atmosphere of pathos that attracts the attention of everyone. Trim levels are fantastic. Very interesting on the tube Light, disturbing and struck the parade of speakers panels, each with an elderly worker who narrates his own story! From all the devotion for the Florio family that has done so much for the island. Not to be missed!
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  • Exciting experience especially for our children who were very impressed with the whole process of tuna processing! Finally a big thank you to all the staff for having recovered the camera during the visit we had forgotten. A great appreciation for fairness and professionalism. Will definitely be back!!! Best wishes from the crew of the sailing yacht donna rosa!
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  • Inside the plant Florio, besides knowing the secrets of tuna fishing, canning preparation, you see, clear and manifest, the magnificence of the Florio family. The facility is well maintained and equipped with guided tours in the company of guardian she places, former employee Florio, who, in typical Sicilian and complexion, tells anecdotes and stories of times gone by.
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  • This Museum (recently restored) is so well done that l seen, during the visit, all the tasks detailed and exhausting of workers in the century last in this great maritime enterprise. Beautiful!
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