Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, has countless important attractions, like the historical site of the Valle dei Templi of Agrigento, the roman theater of Taormina or also the baroque cities of Noto, Ragusa and Modica. You will also find a rich nature, with its vulcans, its majestic islands, its beaches and the beautiful nature reserves.
The name of Favignana’s island, comes from the Favonio, a warm and strong western wind, that gives it a very mild climate. The traditional mediterranean architecture on the island, made of white plasters and blue or green windows, has become typical characteristic of the island.
On the coast of the island of Levanzo some caves stand out, of which the most famous is the Genovese’s Cave, one of the most important Italian archeological sites, with its engravings and rock paintings that date back to the Upper Paleolithic.
The ancient populations conferred to Marettimo it’s sacral nature, of which still shines nowadays. Thanks to the walk paths, the island can be visited by foot, while from the sea, you can get a nice view of the innumerable caves. Some seabed are part of Egadi’s reserve, that will impress you with their colors.
The island of Linosa shows a different variety of flora, compared to the one of the other islands from the Sicilian Channel; it also hosts some specific animal species that live on this island only. The island has been inhabited also by the Romans during the Punic Wars, because they used it as their base.
This is the biggest from the Sicilian islands, and geographically it’s closer to Tunis that it is to Sicily. Pantelleria is characterized by the uniqueness of its vulcanic landscape with its hidden treasures that need all to be discovered.
Emerged from the waters, two millions of years ago, Lampedusa it’s part of the african continental shelf. This historical island, hosted the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans and the Arabs. Today it will surprise you with its majesty, the white beaches and the countless animals who reside there.
The Egadi’s islands are easily reacheable by boat from the city of Trapani. The archipel is made by the islands of Favignana, Marettimo, Levanzo and several minor ones. From there it is possible to go to Ustica, passing through San Vito lo Capo. In alternative, it is possible to go south, sailing from Trapani towards Pantelleria, Linosa and Lampedusa.
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