location

In the Archipelago of the Egadi Islands

check in
check out
coupon
3-star Hotel Il Portico, Favignana (TP)

strategic location

Located just few steps from the port and the main square - Piazza Madrice - il Portico offers to its guests a lot of comforts, useful to make your holiday an unforgettable one.

TRANSFER SERVICE FROM TRAPANI AND PALERMO

Do you need a transfer to and from the airports of Trapani or Palermo, including hydrofoil to Favignana? Book your holiday now on our website: you can select these services at a really advantageous price!

book now your stay

how to reach us

by plane

  • To Trapani-Birgi “Vincenzo Florio Airport” www.aeroportotrapani.com with Ryanairor Darwin Airline
  • To Palermo-Punta Raisi “Falcone Borsellino Airport” www.gesap.it with Ryanair, Alitalia, Easyjet, Windjet, etc

by bus

by car

  • Taking the A29 to reach Trapani port

By boat

By Hydrofoil

favignana

Egadi is formed by the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo and the islets of Formica and Maraone, is located west of Trapani which is a few kilometers.

Favignana, the largest, has an area of 32 square kilometers and a magnificent coastline for the most part low, sandy and also rugged.

Flying over the island you can see that it takes the shape of a beautiful butterfly whose body is made from the hill in its highest point reaches 310 m, and two large wings, one to the east, called the Plain, and one by west, called Bosco.

These wings are of a different geological nature, because one is formed of shelly tufa quarries testified that characterize the entire eastern side of the island in the winding tunnels , where the stonecutters, since 1600, with the hard manual labor have dug to extract blocks which were exported in Palermo and Tunis, and the other, the Wood, but it has now, it looks bleak from the hard rock, and sometimes granite.

After a long period of decline, the islands were bought by the Marquis Pallavicini of Genoa, who in 1874 gave way to the Florio including exclusive fishing rights.From that moment on Favignana for a period of great splendor testified by the elegant Liberty style Palazzo Florio, built in 1876 by Palermo Damiani Almeyda and tuna, an example of industrial archeology, overlooking the port of Favignana.

Since 1937, Parodi of Genoa became the owner of the rights of Florio on Tonnara and Egadi.

Favignana is not just history, but also crystal clear sea that goes from deep blue to turquoise to emerald green with sandy coves, reefs and waters rich in sea grass.The visit to the island is facilitated by the presence of numerous flat roads, mostly paved, easy to ride a bicycle, which allow to perform around the island.

Do not miss the tours:

During these excursions, the visitor, in the eastern part of the Plain can see many gardens hypogea which are evidence of ancient quarries are no longer active, some of which can be visited. Of particular importance are a few beauty and coves, Cala Rossa (theater of the famous Battle of the Egadi in 241 BC took place in March during the Punic War), Blue Cove, a series of beautiful bays, beaches mostly in the southern part island (Cala Monks and Lido Burrone), Stornello Cala, Cala Rotonda, Cala Grande and Cala del Pozzo. The extreme northern tip of the island is marked by Cape Faraglione where there are some beautiful caves including the Lovers Cave and Cave of Sighs which can be visited on guided tours by local fishermen.

book now

only here the best rate guaranteed!

book now