FAVIGNANA Favignana is the largest and most important of the Egadi Islands. Favignana takes its name from the Zephyr, a warm wind from the west and is a great place to absorb the Island atmosphere and stroll around the little town. Favignana’s shape is often fancifully compared to a butterfly; it is composed of two flat stretches of land on either side of a high rocky spine, topped by a decaying fortress. Our excursions allow you to admire the beautiful sea shades that blend in perfect harmony with the green of some typical Mediterranean plants such as Acanto ( Acanthus mollis L.) and sea kale (Brassica Macrocarpa). Favignana's tufa quarries are remarkable feature of the island. The colors of nature will jump the eyes thanks to the presence of tufa quarries, for years a source of income for the Favignana's population. -WALKING AND TREKKING TO FAVIGNANA -TUFA QUARRIES - 3h We will take a path that will allow us to visit and watch quarries that are now underground gardens; all will appear to you like a unique and colorful landscape.
-APERITIF AT SUNDOWN …IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ULYSSES - 3h This hike is dedicated to the Odyssey, you will have a chance to see Cala Rotonda where the bow of Ulysses is located. The name refers to a theory on 'Odyssey: in fact according to Samuel Butler, a scholar of' 800, Favignana would be the "Island of the Goats" of Homer, where Ulysses landed with his comrades to stock up on food (Odyssey Book IX vers. 118- 119). In Cala Rotonda you can admire the sunset on Marettimo enjoying an excellent aperitif with local products.
-VILLA MARGHERITA “ HYPOGEUM GARDEN- THE GARDEN OF IMPOSSIBLE” - 3h 35 thousand square meters. around the beautiful gardens underground made with beautiful harmony, in the old tufa quarries. beautiful places, full of magic, colors, smells sounds and silences that will transport you into the world of emotions. An unforgettable experience that will allow you to discover the work of "pirriaturi", the tufa quarry workers. - WALK IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF FAVIGNANA - 2h 30 min For those who love history we have created this trips where you will have the perception of a path that is outside of mass tourism thanks to the experience and sensitivity of our guide. This excursion is about the domination of the Florio family. The name of the Florio is inextricably linked to that of Favignana; just look at the huge factory Florio, who stands in front of the country, to understand it.
- HISTORICAL TOUR OF FAVIGNANA - 2h 30 min on foot or by bicycle a pleasant walk where you will meet the famous Grotta del Pozzo. Then we will reach the small natural harbor of Saint Nicola, originally frequented by the Phoenicians, and the late Roman archaeological site "the ladies' room." We conclude by visiting the Scalo Cavallo Area with the fascinating underground quarry.
Favignana - Santa Caterina - Trekking
maps and excursions
Trekking on the past: the Quarries Tuff -trail
Trekking on the past: the Quarries Tuff - bue marino