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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  • We went to Favignana by Hydrofoil from Trapani. We rented a scooter to explore the island and the beaches there. We didn't go to the main town as we had our own food and drinks and wanted to go to the...  more »
  • In order to understand local people you can visit one of the exhibitions of the local artists, being organized constantly in the former Florio mansion, a person who was actually the owner of this isla...  more »
  • Reccomend to take bicycles, rent is about 5eur a day, near port. Going through city is nothing special, but getting on that fort on the hill is awesome! After, some Grappa is good reccomendation.  more »
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  • Love the place, really central, lovely owners and the breakfast was great at the bar using their coupons
  • Good, not much expensive
  • Great welcome and helpfulness of the owners! In the city center and well served.
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  • Central location in the city center convenient to everything. Good management, as far as possible seek to meet the needs of guests with kindness, making available as parasols, mats, ICES XI portable coolers
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  • Great holiday
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