FAVIGNANA: The big butterfly on the sea
directly on the island, to easily reach all the coves. Equip yourself with a map of the island on which are marked the various coves and with a lot of energy! Among the several coves of Favignana a must-see is Cala Rossa, one of the most beautiful beaches of Italy. Before you start your island tour, I suggest you going to Panificio Costanza, the best bakery of Favignana, where you can buy good pizza and “pane cunzato” for your lunch.
The island offers numerous excursions: sport fishing charters for the more adventurous ones, the visit to the Giardini Ipogei, ancient tufa quarries transformed by the islanders in gardens and orchards, or a boat trip with a visit to the caves (such as the Cave of Sighs, in Italian Grotta dei Sospiri). Favignana is also a favourite destination for the lovers of snorkeling and diving because of the Egadi sea’s wonderful underwater world.
You should try the brioche with pistachio, almond or mulberries flavoured slush at Bar Uccio (in the Church Square). From here you can then reach the harbor, perfect for a walk after dinner or at sunset.
Favignana is the best place for those who want to spend a day in a relaxed and peaceful environment, perfect for enjoying the sea immersed in untouched nature.
Favignana offers also the possibility to make a journey back in time and find out more about the past of the island: you should know that Favignana is the “Queen of the tuna-fishing nets” in Sicily and the latest slaughter of tuna was held in 2005. There is no shortage of cultural opportunities, such as the visit to the ex-factory Florio where once tuna was processed, now it has become a museum. In fact you should try the delicious tuna-based dishes and the local products handed down by tradition.
Obviously Favignana stands out for its sea with paradisiac corners, beautiful beaches that often turn pink thanks to the coral brought by the currents. Of course, these places will be able to help you to discover the magic of the Egadi Islands!