In ancient times the name of Favignana was Egusa (Aegusa for the Latins), from the Greek Aigousa (Αἰγοῦσα), that is «that has goats», given their abundance on the island. It was also known by other names such as Aponiana, Katria, Gilia and is remembered by numerous writers including Plinio, Polibio, Nepoziano, the anonymous Ravennate. It was known by the Arab geographers with the name Djazirat 'ar Rahib ("island of the monk" or "of the hermit"), as on the island stands a castle of the Norman era, the so-called Castle of Saint Catherine, where he lived for precisely a monk. The painter Savior Fiume called it a "butterfly on the sea" because of its characteristic shape. The current name (formerly Favognana) comes from the Favonio, a warm west wind that determines its very mild climate.

The island of Favignana has an area of ​​approximately 19 km² and a coastal development of 33 km jagged and rich in cavities and caves. Although in ancient times it was rich in vegetation, today it is poor because of deforestation.

The island is crossed from north to south by a mountain ridge whose maximum altitude is that of Monte Santa Caterina, of 314 meters. Other two peaks are the Punta della Campana 296 meters high and the Punta Grossa (252 meters).

On the southern side are the islets Preveto, Galera and Galeotta (practically some rocks).

To visit absolutely by boat or raft to appreciate its beauty and catch the details.

Favignana beaches:

  • Praia beach at the port
  • Ravine (sandy beach)
  • Cala Azzurra (beach with rocks)
  • Cala Rossa (cliff)
  • Sea Ox (cliff)
  • Cala Grande
  • Cala Ritunna (round cove)
  • Perciata cave (cliff)
  • Calamoni (cliff and small beaches)
  • Slide (cliff)
  • La Praia
  • Punta longa
  • Preveto (pebbles)
  • Marasolo (small beach with rocks)

Things to do in Favignana:

  • Immerse yourself in the crystal waters of Cala Rossa, in a unique natural setting.
  • Visit the sea caves (Grotta degli Innamorati).
  • Watch the sunset from Punta Sottile, watching the sun die beyond the lighthouse.
  • Observe the view from the Castle of S. Caterina, the highest point of Favignana, with a view of the entire archipelago.
  • Visit the museum of the former Florio factory with one of the many guided tours.
  • Visit the ancient tuff quarries and the hypogea gardens which are now growing luxuriant and well cared for.
  • Stroll between the two squares of the town and the small port, up to the promenade with views of Levanzo.
  • Taste local delights.
  • Talk to the tuna-bearers and be told the stories of the tonnara and what was the slaughter in Favignana.
  • Snorkeling through the crystal clear waters of Cala Azzurra.
  • Have a drink on the boat at sunset.
  • Enjoy the sun while lying on the shore of Cala Azzurra.
  • Diving from the Bue Marino or Scalo Cavallo or, if more experienced, from Punta Fanfalo.
  • Taste cassatine, cassatelle and cannoli in a pastry shop.
  • Take wonderful pictures of all the breathtaking landscapes of the island.
  • Savor an ice cream or one of the many slushes observing the view from the seafront.
  • Visit the archaeological area of ​​San Nicola.
  • Take a long walk through the green of the S.Caterina mountain.
  • Buy one of the many handmade souvenirs or paintings.
  • Take home typical products of tonnara.
  • Climb Mount St. Catherine on donkey back with one of the excursions.
  • Buy one of the small tuff sculptures of local artists.

How to get to Favignana:
There are different solutions to reach the island of Favignana:

-By hydrofoil: The hydrofoils of Liberty Lines depart every hour from morning to evening, the ticket offices are located in front of the pier from where the hydrofoils depart. The journey lasts 20 minutes (30 if it also stops in Levanzo). It is recommended to book online so you can avoid the queue at the ticket office.

-By Ferry: Ferries generally take just over 1 hour to reach the island of Favignana. The ticket office is located at the maritime station of the port where the boarding takes place. Also in this case it is recommended to book online.

-For those who want a private transport for their needs can contact us so that we can find the best solution together.


From our boats, daily excursions will allow you to admire the beauty of the island.

Visit Favignana and Levanzo with the Egady Day tour , stops will be provided in the beautiful coves of Bue MarinoCala AzzurraCala Rossa and the Cave of Lovers in Favignana and 

Cala Fredda and Cala Minnola on Levanzo.

For a tailor-made tour or private boat trips just for you and your friends, choose our Exclusive services.

Favignana -Tonnara Florio

The former Tuna-fish Establishment: Tonnara Florio

Favignana -Cala Rossa Bay

one of the most beautiful beaches in the world

Levanzo - Genoese Cave (Grotta del Genovese)

It was discovered in 1949 to the northwest by the small seaside village of Levanzo.

Favignana - Lovers’ Cave - Grotta degli Innamorati

A splendid cave, crystal clear sea, a romantic story.

Favignana - Cala Azzurra Bay

The bay that takes its name from the color of the sea

Favignana - Bue Marino Bay

One of the most particular dreams of Favignana.

Levanzo - Capo Grosso

The most suggestive cliff of the egadi

The nature reserve of the Saline Trapani and Paceco

The nature reserve that contains a thousand-year history.

The history of the Florio Family

A successful entrepreneurial dynasty

Favignana - Beach of Lido Burrone

Lido Burrone, the equipped beach of Favignana.

Favignana - Cala San Nicola beach

Small beach on the south side.

Favignana - Grotta Perciata

A lovely place to immerse yourself in contact with nature.

Colicchia Pastry Ice cream Granita trapani

The historic Trapanese pastry and the granita that awakens the taste buds.

Marettimo Island

Sea, nature and history set in what is the pearl of the Mediterranean.

Cous Cous Fest San Vito Lo Capo

A fantastic combination of flavors and traditions

Castle of Santa Caterina Favignana

The Castle of Santa Caterina is the manor that dominates the island

Natural Reserve of Mountain Cofano

The perfect combination of history and nature

Zingaro Nature Reserve

One of the most magical corners of Sicily where land and sea dance in unison

San Vito Lo Capo City

The ideal destination for your holidays in Sicily.

Gioacchino Cataldo Last Rais of the Tonnara of Favignana

Gioacchino Cataldo was the last "rais", the eighth in the history of the Florio-owned plant.

Favignana - Beach of Scalo Cavallo

The beach born from an old tuff quarry


Discovering the "Medieval village of Erice"

Favignana - Praia Beach

beach near the center of the village

Favignana - Bay of Cala Rotonda

When Mother Nature creates wonders!

Island of Levanzo

Levanzo, the most romantic and small island of the Egadi

Cala Fredda (Fridda) Beach - Levanzo

Cala Fredda a small beach composed of rocks.

Cala Minnola Beach - Levanzo

The beach known for its pine forest overlooking the sea.

Favignana - Punta Longa Beach

Known for its enchanting and characteristic fishing harbour.

Favignana - Cala Grande Beach

Perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquility.


Scopello - La Tonnara

Place where sea and history meet in a unique beauty.

Scopello - Faraglioni beach

Little corner of paradise.

Scopello - Guidaloca beach

Seaside village of Castellammare del Golfo

One of the most wonderful seaside villages in Italy.


Palermo, the largest city in Sicily, fascinating, rich in history and culture.

Palermo - Isola delle Femmine

The Isola delle Femmine is a small islet surrounded by myth and legend

Palermo - Beach Addaura

Addaura, one of Palermo's oldest jewels.

Palermo - “Monte Pellegrino” nature reserve

Among the unmissable and magical places of Palermo with a rich variety of flora and fauna.

Palermo - Villa Igiea

The emblem of the liberty style in Palermo.

Palermo - Grotta della Regina

One of the jewels of Palermo, a fascinating and mysterious place.

Palermo - The city of Street Food

Palermo is a city rich in history and culture, this is also inevitably reflected in its gastronomy.

Palermo - La Cala

La Cala is an unmissable destination for anyone visiting Palermo.

Palermo - Mondello

Mondello is a very popular tourist destination, thanks to its natural beauty, its history and its lively social life.

Palermo - Spiaggia Vergine Maria

An ideal destination for those visiting Palermo and looking for a quiet and evocative place to spend a day at the seaside.

Palermo - Nature reserve “Capo Gallo”

Among the most beautiful reserves in Sicily, a suggestive place, with high cliffs overlooking the sea.

I Leoni di Sicilia

The Florios: a successful and legendary family

Messina - Giardini Naxos Beach

The Giardini Naxos beach is one of the most beautiful and renowned on the Sicilian coast

Taormina - Grotta dell’amore

It has always been considered a romantic and ideal place for lovers due to its intimate and evocative atmosphere.

Taormina - Isola bella

In front of the coast of Taormina, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea, stands Isola Bella, a small islet of rare beauty.

Taormina - Grotta Azzurra

A natural cavity with a magical and mysterious charm, under the promontory of Capo Taormina, hidden between the cliffs overlooking the sea.

Taormina - Mazzarò

A few kilometers from Taormina, lies Mazzarò, an ancient seaside village of rare beauty.

Taormina - Baia delle Sirene

Nestled between Capo Taormina and Isola Bella, lies the Baia delle Sirene, a place of rare wild beauty.


On the eastern coast of Sicily, it was born on a natural terrace overlooking the Ionian Sea, one of the most renowned tourist locations in the world.

Taormina - Anfiteatro Greco/Romano

The Greco-Roman Amphitheater of Taormina is an ancient jewel with breathtaking views, an architectural masterpiece.

Taormina - Lo scoglio di Zio Gennaro

A few steps from Taormina, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea, is the Scoglio dello Zio Gennaro.

Taormina - The white lotus (the series)

Taormina set of the series "The White Lotus": a perfect combination of ancient charm and worldliness, an international success.