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Sightseeing in Favignana Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

The picturesque Isola Di Favignana is the largest island of Isole Egadi. It has become a tourist center quite recently, just about 50 years ago. If you look at the island from a bird's eye, then you’ll see that its outline resembles a butterfly, one wing of which is fully occupied by the plain, and the other one – by high mountain ranges.
All the island's beaches without exception have very relaxed atmosphere; there is nothing to prevent enjoying the pristine beauty of nature. One of the most picturesque places on the island … Open
Isola Di Favignana is widely known as a center of production of tuna; catching of that noble fish began in the 17th century. Today, production of tuna is one of the main industries of the island, while tourism is becoming increasingly important. Fans of scenic nature and beach activities, as well as those who can’t imagine a holiday without exploring the historical places like to rest there.
The most important symbol of the island and its highest point is Santa Caterina , its height is 314 meters. Climbing the mount is one of the most popular activities among tourists; the main historical monument of the island can be found at the mountain’s top. We are talking about the ancient Forte di Santa Caterina . Local fortifications have been built in the Middle Ages, and the castle has being repeatedly destroyed and completely rebuilt. Today, it’s easy to visit; there are some great lookouts close to this historic site. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
All the island's beaches without exception have very relaxed atmosphere; there is nothing to prevent enjoying the pristine beauty of nature. One of the most picturesque places on the island … Open
Travelers who want to learn more about the daily life and traditions of the indigenous population have to visit the nearby Tonara Island. Since ancient times, fishermen have worked there, and extensive working platforms were equipped for them. Fishermen brought tuna caught there, butchered it, and then passed on to merchant ships. The salt factory and some old windmills continue operating on the island.
The main historical attraction of this place is the old Florio factory designed for processing of tuna. It has fully preserved atmosphere of yesteryears, so you can see a lot of interesting industrial buildings and boats there. Currently, the factory is often used for a variety of cultural events and exhibitions. Fans of natural attractions also enjoy the picturesque island, where they can stroll through the extensive vineyards and green plains.

Photogallery of Florio:
All the island's beaches without exception have very relaxed atmosphere; there is nothing to prevent enjoying the pristine beauty of nature. One of the most picturesque places on the island … Open
The east coast of the island, Bue Marino , is the best fit for hikers. Until a few decades ago, there was an active mining of limestone, which was used for buildings in Sicily. Today, this picturesque place is a stop for exciting excursions illustrating the industrial past of the island.


Photogallery of Bue Marino:
Egadilandia train running through the most picturesque places of the island has become its unique symbol. Fascinating trip is an ideal option for travelers who have limited time and want to see the most beautiful places of Isola Di Favignana. History lovers will enjoy a stroll through the capital of the island, the town of the same name. Here, in the immediate vicinity of the port area, you can see the central square and the old church with emerald domes called la Chiesa , as well as some interesting monuments dedicated to prominent local citizens. Among the natural attractions of the island extensive tropical gardens and limestone caves, which are largely represented at the coastal zone, are worth noting.
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Castles in Favignana Island and around
♥   Castle 'Castello di Terra' Trapani, 18.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello dei Conti di Modica' Alcamo, 55.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Calatubo' Alcamo, 57.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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