Comune di Favignana
Via Municipio, 3 – 91023 FAVIGNANA
Tel. 0923 923171- Fax
Ref: Sindaco Francesco Forgione
Responsabile: Sig. Pollina
Favignana is the largest of the Egadi Islands. Nicknamed “The Butterfly” by the famous painter Salvatore Fiume for its peculiar shape, the island is an exceptional strip of land that offers its visitors dozens of natural treasures of inestimable beauty.
Favignana is the ideal place for those who love seaside destinations with transparent waters, beaches made of golden sands and breathtaking sunsets.
Snorkeling in Cala Rossa and diving in the waters surrounding Grotta Perciata and Punta Fanfalo are only two of the many adventurous experiences that can be lived here.
Favignana is full of historical and cultural sites waiting to be discovered. The majestic Castle of Santa Caterina and the former tuna conservation factory where the Florios, the illustrious family of entrepreneurs from Palermo, created an economic empire between the 18th and the 19th centuries, are only two of the most famous ones.
Another impressive testimony of the Florio’s presence on the island is the elegant Art Nouveau building where the family used to stay while holidaying in Favignana. The villa was built in 1870 by the architect Giuseppe Damiani Almeyda and is now used as the Town Hall.
Getting around this little piece of paradise is really simple. There’s a bus service available, but the best way to truly enjoy visiting the town and the nearby areas is by renting a scooter or a bike.
In short, coming to Favignana means choosing a relaxed and peaceful environment where the sand of magnificent beaches is often tinged with pink thanks to the coral carried by the sea currents.