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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  • Nestled in the beautiful Egadi Favignana offers many types of holidays for all budgets. Its breathtaking views, its Bay and the friendliness of the Islanders make it an ideal place for all kinds of holiday
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  • We lived on the island for 4 days in August in one of the most beautiful and new rents rooms (the ancient courtyard room paid euro 100.00 per night.) the island has now taken the place of Lampedusa and therefore everything has become expensive. Renting a scooter in August it can cost 45 euros and this is not acceptable! The food good but you have to know how to choose the right place. Attention! Average prices being a tourist island (the first range from 10/15 euro per dish). It also moves with two euro per day thanks to the bus and the centre allows you to visit the island. The Center in the evening is filled with so many tourists. To visit and not to miss The "former florio." that show watch the stories of those who lived through those times when the slaughter of tuna was the principal resource of the island ... recommended!
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  • Every year for the past fifteen years I feel the need to escape a few days on this lovely Island, able to carry you off with its sea and its sunsets, and convey a peacefulness that you can hardly find elsewhere. From early spring to late autumn, this beautiful "Butterfly" can offer the charm of the sea, with its coves and inlets, missed a boat ride, that will allow you to explore every hidden corner of the island! The landscape is fascinating, in some ways strikes me as still very managed to avoid contamination of the mass tourism of the warmer months. If you enjoy nature, you can easily get around by bike (at most move to scooters), and after a nice swim, spend a few hours dedicated to fishing. Don't miss the visits to Santa Caterina, palazzo Florio and the establishment of the ancient tonnara, appointments that you can't quite shirk! The life "and" takes place on the main street, between the two squares of the city centre, where are concentrated almost all bars and restaurants, (for the truth you enclose everything in a few hundred meters), you can enjoy long chats between a cocktail and a dinner of locally caught fish, if you're lucky you can enjoy some music or singing event. During your visit or vacation, don't forget to eat the famous pizza you'll find in bakeries of Central ... a treat!
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