Thursday, 3 November 2011

Favignana, one of the beautiful Egadi islands next to Sicily

The biggest island of the three Egadi islands in the west of Sicily is Favignana. The other two are called Levanzo and Maretimo. Some time ago Favignana was a fisherman island. Nowadays there are still some fisherman left (however the tuna factories are closed and working as a museum). The waters around Egadi island sare marine park. The most important industry for the island is now the tourism. There are ferries to Egadi both from Trapani and Marsala several times a day. .
We had a lovely sunny bike tour and discovered the hidden beaches, the colourful houses and at the end met Pietro. The ex-carabinieri , now a pensioneer still goes diving and brings back rests form sunken ships. This time he has gotten rest of vessels: one from the Middle Age and one (much older) from the Roman times!.

4 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

It is laways facinating to see a fishermen with his catch or nets. The houses are special.

Greetings,
Filip

betchai said...

love seeing the happiness in those faces :) hope you have a great weekend

papillon said...

So very lovely pictures of a very nice place.
Happy new week.
J+C

Joop Zand said...

Mooie plekjes en prima foto's Jana.

Groetjes, Joop

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