The Aegadian Archipelago, formed by the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo and the islets of Formica and Maraone. Each island has its own distinct characteristics but all share a one important feature: the irresistible, crystalline waters of the Egadi Islands Marine Reserve, one of the largest and most various in Europe . This is the largest protected marine area in Europe where large prairies of poseidon, as a large submerged tropical forest, provide a valuable habitat for the reproduction of many species of fish, a great variety of resident and migratory birds, extraordinary cetaceans, Caretta sea turtles and the rare Monk Seal.
Favignana is the most active and lively island of the The Aegadian Islands. This small island is placed on the west coast of Sicily, close to Trapani and Marsala. Many terrestrial and underwater archaeological finds, dating back to the Paleolithic era, testify to the permanence of people coming from every corner of the Mediterranean, which have given rise to the history of the Western world. Favignana Town is also home to two buildings that give us an insight into the island’s history. The first, Palazzo Florio, is a grand mansion overlooking the harbour built by Ignazio Florio, once one of Italy’s richest and most powerful industrialists.
The Aegadian Islands offer beaches and bays ideals for snorkeling, biking or exploring by scooter.