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EXPLORE THE ENVIRONS

Eagadian Islands

EXPLORE THE ENVIRONS

Eagadian Islands

The Aegadian Islands (Italian: Isole Egadi) are a group of mountainous islands in the Mediterranean Sea between 13 and 24 km off the northwest coast of Sicily, in front of the cities of Trapani and Marsala: they are Favignana, the largest, Marettimo, the highest, Levanzo and other two minor islands, Formica and Maraone. The beauty of the land and seascape is astonishing. There is evidence of Neolithic and even Paleolithic paintings in caves on Levanzo, and to a lesser extent on Favignana. The main occupation of the islanders is fishing, and the largest tuna fishery in Sicily is here. In Favignana you can visit the former “Tonnara Florio”, a large tuna cannery, example of a unique industrial archeology of its kind.

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