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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  • I visited with my husband this great site of Favignana is a former tuna processing factory. A restoration excellent, definitely worth a visit.
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  • A must for those who went on holiday in Nice. This small Museum of CDs. industrial archaeology, reminds us of the hard work and the glories of the South, when there was a chance, today perhaps faded, of doing business and generate noble wealth in these territories. Today however the raise given by tourism is exciting. Brava and prepared the young Guide (recommended), fascinating points at twilight lights of sunset.
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  • I absolutely recommend to take a guided tour to the former plant of the traps of Favignana (TP), which is now a museum open to tourists. I found very nice done to evoke the various historical events (decisive battle for the first Punic War, advent of the Florio family, slaughter and tuna canning etc.) that are linked with the history of the island. In my opinion, should be improved only a little the exhibition guides, which in some places seemed a bit too boring and expanded upon.
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  • I would have given it 5 if I spoke italian. Not so good otherwise as almost zero english explanations
  • Really worth the visit ! Beautiful building and interesting history
  • Nice museum to see how the Tuna industry worked for years... But personally im happy the Mattanza is over...
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