This Egadi Island marine reserve offers visitors land and seascapes of extraordinary beauty that blend harmoniously with the historical and archaeological ruins. The archipelago is a true paradise for divers. The three islands are characterised by a turquoise blue sea and a myriad of enchanting inlets and stunning caves. Levanzo, the closest to the coast, is a small fishing village, whose crystal clear waters were the backdrop for the historic battle of the Egadi Islands. The Grotto of the Genoese, with its prehistoric paintings and drawings, can be reached after a leisurely walk. Favignana, a touristic destination, is the biggest island and based its economy on the tuff quarries and products associated with tuna fishing. Marettimo is the furthest island and the wildest, where very interesting scenic paths wind their way through the ruins of the small ancient churches and fortresses. The Romans dominated the archipelago after the Phoenicians, while the Arabs left evidence of their presence mainly in the urban structure of Favignana, and the Normans are attributed with the building of several castles. At the end of the 17th century, the islands became the property of the marquises Pallavinci of Genoa, who were the first to set up farming and increase the tuna fishing activity, a process that was then potentiated by the Florio entrepreneurs.
Local government offices: 2, Piazza Europa, 91023 Favignana (TP)
Telephone switchboard: 0923 920011