18 Jan 2019 - 19 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Favignana is the largest of the three principal Egadi Islands. The island is often described as having a "butterfly" shape. The eastern half of the island is largely flat, while the western half is dominated by a chain of hills of which Monte Santa Caterina is the tallest (1045 ft). It is topped by a fort, originally established by the Saracens and still in use by the Italian military (and closed to the public). A number of small islands are situated off the south coast of Favignana. The island is famous for its caves of calcarenite rock ("tufo") and the ancient fishing technique of tonnara, originally of Arab origin, with the trapping and mattanza of bluefin tuna. Because the island consists mainly of calcareous rocks, there are few beaches on the island. The sea is deep blue. The most beautifu beach is Cala Rossa.
On our third day in Trapani my wife and I took a fast ferry out to Favignana to enjoy a day on the beach. We disembarked at the port and walked across the center to Lido Burrone. This beach on the south side of the island is popular with locals for its clear, warm water. In the background you can see the mountain on the south coast of the island. We ate lunch at a pizza stand on the beach and later had some of their delicious gelato.
Heaven on earth
Isola delle meraviglie, quella di Favignana, appena fuori da Trapani, nel Mare più azzurro che c'è in Italia. Per Ragazzi, Backpackers e coppie, consiglio un soggiorno sull'isola, bravo o lungo che sia, i costi sono davvero bassi e le bellezze sono tante, oltre a quelle naturali, spiagge e mare, sabbia finissima, come di farina, c'è la possibilità di fare snorkeling ed immersioni di sub. Mangiare, si mangia da Dio, soprattutto in ristoranti come Quello che c'è c'è.