Favignana, Isola di Favignana
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A commune spread over three islands, Favignana was once a Phoenician trading outpost. The Romans occupied the islands after defeating the Phoenician fleet in the First Punic War. The Middle Ages saw more conquest with Arab invaders and then with Normans in the 11th century. They built forts here that date back to 1081. Eventually, the commune became a trading outpost again under the ownership of Genoese merchants who used tuna as currency. The attraction is one of the few places left in Italy to still use the ancient fishing technique, tonnara, to catch large numbers of fish. The distinguishing calcarenite rock, or tufo, gives the coast its jagged, white shores. These rocks preclude a wealth of beaches, but you can do plenty of snorkeling and scuba diving. Use our Isola di Favignana vacation trip planner to add Favignana and other attractions to your Isola di Favignana vacation plans.
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  • I stayed at this beautiful island during October. a little skeptical about the period but then with my work I'm free only from October onwards. But I changed my mind, I found a pleasant climate, the bays are stunning more than Caribbean. It runs quietly. the place is small but nice dined in restaurants but in the end we eat very well in takeaways. only vacation to relax ... recommend a stroll around levanzo cute ... I will definitely
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  • Wonderful island ... in lovely and friendly. We were able to bathe, even my two year old son ... even though we were in November!! highly recommended the period ... definitely for those who don't like the confusion October and November are the right periods. Hello beautiful island ... the Caribbean we have them here in Italy!
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  • We were in October and we got it right in full time beautiful less people (I dare not think though in high season.) The island turns out great bike ... preferably with pedal assistance! Beautiful beaches, great restaurants and then view the tonnara to do but always come back definitely in low season
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