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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Favignana, Sicily your home away from home

Favignana is a lovely island to escape to, lying just off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest of the Egidean Islands which are known for their tunny (tuna) fishing. Favignana is particularly popular as a summer resorts for sun worshippers. While the eastern side is flat, the westerly side has low sloping hills known as the Montana Santa Caterina. Restaurants serve some of the best cuisine, from Arabian specialities to spaghetti al dente served with local tuna slivers and topped with fresh parsley – the local delicacy.

Things to Do in Favignana, Sicily

Beaches

Favignana beaches are what draw many Italians to holiday on the island, along with European visitors. Wherever you choose to stay, your Favignana villa will not be far from one of the lovely beaches, such as Lido Burrone, which can be reached using the regular bus services.

Boat Trips

This small island is surrounded by the Mediterranean and offers many boat trips to neighbouring islands, to Sicily or take a day's fishing charter.

Scuba Diving

Favignana has some unique diving opportunities including an underwater archaeological site dating back to the Roman/Phoenician War. The dive site is between Punta Marsala and Cala Rossa. Other places are ideal for snorkeling and diving to see the rich variety of underwater marine life.

Places to Visit Around Favignana, Sicily Piazza Madrice

Piazza Madrice is one of two main squares in Favignana with a baroque church, shops, bars and cafés. You can walk along the street looking at the simple local houses and smell the flowers in the beautiful gardens.

Grotto Azzurra

The scenic natural sea caves of the Grotta dei Sospiri emit moaning sounds when the sea gets rough. Lover's Grotto nearby is a lovely spot where two pillars lie next to each other just behind the cave.

Trapani

Enjoy a day in the port town of Trapani on the island of Sicily. See the magnificent 14th century Basilica of Maria Santissima Annunziata with its fine marble statue, visit the baroque Palace della Giudecca and admire the fine buildings on the main Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

Weather at Favignana, Sicily

Favignana has hot sunny summers around 30°C (86°F)and mild frost-free winters which rarely drop below 10°C (50°F) even on winter nights. It has almost no rain in the summer and moderate showers from October to January.

Travel to Favignana, Sicily

There are many flights from all over Europe direct to Favignana or to the nearby Trapani-Birgi (TPS) Airport on the island of Sicily. The best way to reach Favignana from Trapani is by ferry, just 9 miles away. It takes 20 minutes by hydrofoil, or a leisurely one hour by ferry.

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                                                                                                      "We genuinely could have not wished for anything more from our holiday in Favignana. The house is wonderful, and fully equipped with brand new commodities. Its position "between wind and sea" (such is the name of the house) makes it a really special place, with great views over the sea, St. Caterina and the sorrounding countryside. Alessandra was the perfect host: not only she came to pick us up from the ferry, but we found food upon our arrival, she tended to our every need and kindly drove us to the ferry once we had to leave. She is a really lovely person, and so is her house. We truly had an unforgettable time."
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 03, 2012
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2012

                                                                                                      "We received a very warm ...

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                                                                                                      "We received a very warm welcome from the owners. This is a lovely villa. It was very clean and comfortable and very well equipped. The house is in a peaceful location and looks out to sea. There is a large sunny terrace where we relaxed enjoying the peace and tranquility. We hope to return to this house again!"
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2008
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2008