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. Take a look at our Isola di Favignana trip planner to schedule your visit to Favignana and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 18, 2017
    stunning island, enchanting sea although some beaches (lido burrone excluded) are only rocks and stones ... to turn both bike and motorbike (1 gg help you measure). The car just doesn't. Cala azzurra offers a beautiful beach equipped to 1 minute from the sea. Collations great at lido burrone and dinners at bar horse and sisters. Have fun
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  • August 18, 2017
    Fabulous island, detail and wild. To live intensely, indispensable a scooter or car, although less comfortable x car parks; the bike does not turn smoothly. Need at least 3 days x turn it completely, including all beaches. Clean and full of life, even at night. Although very busy you can always find a place at the beach or in the restaurant
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  • August 18, 2017
    Need at least two weeks to live it and see it. Beautiful beaches, not all available from Earth. Good reception. I report the Lido Beach ravines, well maintained very good reception and seriousness. There is a restaurant right on the beach where you eat well.
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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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