Favignana: The ancient Tonnara di Florio

This ancient tonnara (a traditional fishing system for tuna) is one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea. 

It was here that Ignazio Florio, by the end of the 19th century, created the revolutionary method of preservation of tuna, and built his famous plant. Today, this precious example of industrial architecture provides an insight into the history of the Florio family, that of the tuna factory and the practice of ‘mattanza’ (or tuna killing). In addition to visiting the factory itself, there is also a photographic exhibitionof the traditional Mattanza (the final stage of tuna fishing).  The anchorage opposite the ancient Tonnara Florio is exposed to winds from the north so it can endure the mistral!

The Egadi Islands have always been a hotspot for bluefin tuna. In late spring, the tuna come into the Mediterranean through the Strait of Gibraltar and draw close to the coast to reproduce.

Camparìa is a symbol of local history, art and culture. A brand new concept store, winery and aperitivo bar stands out for its simple elegant interior! Wow!

A peaceful hidden gem away from the crowd! The small dishes of Couscous with fresh fish, Quinoa and local delicacies are perfect for a light dinner. We loved it here! A fascinating place on the crystalline waters of the island of Favignana… and you can 🧜‍♀️⚓️🙏 just in front of the aperitivo Bar!

Via Armando Diaz, 18, 91023 Favignana TP