The extraordinary synthesis between history and nature is found in the Egadi Archipelago with its islands of Favignana and Levanzo, Marettimo, and the islets Formica and Marrone.
Numerous archaeological finds from the ocean and terrestrial, dating back to the Paleolithic period, show the persistence of people who came from all corners of the Mediterranean to contribute to the history of Western Europe.
This protected marine area is Europe’s largest. The large prairies of Poseidon provide excellent habitat for many species of fish and extraordinary cetaceans.
It is the Archipelago’s largest island. The small village that winds around the harbor houses beautiful buildings such as Palazzo Florio, and some Baroque churches. Its name is inextricably linked to traditional tuna processing and fishing: Here you will find the most important Mediterranean Tonara (netting fencing to catch tuna), which has been an integral part of the island’s economy for centuries. It is now a museum.
The island is very flat, so you can easily cross it by bike. It also has a lot of tuff rocks, which are soft rocks that were traditionally used to construct buildings.
We will find deep caves along the paths, which were partly dug by humans and partly created by the crumbling soft rock. They are surrounded by low bushes.