The islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo, they can see from Trapani and from all over the south coast. It can be reached within minutes from the port of Trapani, yet just visiting the Egadi you are away from everything, immersed in a pristine environment of rarebeauty.
Favignana, dominated by Mount St. Catherine, where every year in May repeats the ritual of the ancient tuna fishing, with the kingship of Tonnara Florio, an important example ofindustrial archeology, but also the elegance and lightness typical of art nouveau Palazzo Florio; with the clarity of its sea rich in history where you fought the battle of Egadi in 241 BC between the Romans and Carthaginians; with the silence of its coves: Cala Rossa, Cala Azzurra, Grotta Perciata, Cala round; She amazes with the colors of his campaign.
The extraction and use of tuff, sandstone of Favignana, have decided the color of many nearby towns and wrote an important page in the island’s economy.
In front of the northern coast of Favignana emerges the island of Levanzo, the seabed rich in archaeological, whose ancient origin is discovered by visiting the Cave of the Genovese and observing the Neolithic paintings of 5,000 years ago.
Levanzo, the ancient Phorbantia, is the smallest of the three islands has high and steep coasts and reaches the maximum altitude of 280 meters, the eye of tourists which are intact and beautiful, unspoiled paradise for lovers of tourism silent.
The port and the tiny village are placed in a natural cove, south of the island, where you dock plurigiornalmente both hydrofoils that ferries, but the flow of tourists is not at all chaotic.
Even in Levanzo as to the other islands the “couscous” fish and “busiati”, are part of the local gastronomy.
Nine miles west of Favignana, Marettimo is the farthest and the wildest of the three Egadi.With its beautiful caves and hiking trails, offers visitors the opportunity to find himself in perfect harmony with nature. True paradise for divers, have waters rich in fauna and flora that they rightly deserved to be protected by the “Nature Reserve Navy Egadi “. However worth the pain get in the middle of Monte Capraro where are the “Roman Houses” fortress dating back to Roman times.