Transfer for Palermo Mare customers
One day on the island of Favignana
By booking at Palermo Mare Holidays you will spend your holidays in Palermo and you will be informed on everything you need to spend a day in Favignana.
Like a butterfly on the sea. Thus the painter Salvatore Fiume defined Favignana, the largest of the Egadi islands. It owes its name to a wind, the Favonio, which blows from the west. The island is a riot of colours: the green of the luxuriant vegetation, the white of the rocks, the turquoise blue of the sea. In short, a paradise for lovers of snorkelling and diving, but also for those who prefer to spend their holiday on Favignana lying on a deckchair to sunbathe or cool off clinging to a donut.
We will recommend the best beaches of Favignana. We will also suggest where to rent bikes at the best price and where to eat the typical dishes of the island’s culture.
Favignana is famous for its beaches which alternate with natural caves and coves. Thus, the island caters for all tastes. Lovers of fine golden sand will find their paradise on earth in Cala Azzurra, Lido Burrone and Calamoni.
Those who prefer pebble beaches will be satisfied at Punta Lunga, at Faraglioni and at Punta Sottile, where you can enjoy incredibly fascinating sunsets. The most famous beach is certainly Cala Rossa with its sand set among rocks and an incredibly turquoise sea where it is worth swimming with a mask to snorkel and discover the wonderful seabed. Not to be missed is the Grotta dei Sospiri, one of the many sea caves to visit from the water on board of small boats. To those who want to go down into the depths, we recommend diving at Galeotta and Secca del Toro.
FROM TRAPANI TO FAVIGNANA BY HYDROFOIL
The hydrofoil is the fastest way to get to Favignana. Liberty Lines hydrofoils leave every hour from morning to evening and take you straight to Favignana in 20 minutes (30 minutes if it also stops in Levanzo). The ticket offices are located in front of the pier from where the hydrofoils leave. It is strongly recommended, especially in high season (until July-September), to book online before departure. Morning services tend to get extremely busy and can be booked even days in advance. Booking online allows you to avoid queues at the ticket office. When booking, make sure you go directly through the Liberty Lines website rather than through an agency or intermediary to avoid paying additional commissions.
Favignana by bicycle
The funniest way to explore Favignana is to rent a bicycle. Of course, a tour of the island by bicycle is more tiring than by boat, but the island is mostly flat and the route is not very difficult . If you think you can’t make it, you can opt for an e-bike: it’s more expensive but the assisted pedaling is included in the price! A tour of the island by e-bike is an experience also suitable for families with children. A recommended route by bicycle is the one that takes you from the north-east to the center-south of the island passing through some of the best-known beaches on the island, namely Cala Rossa, Cala Azzurra, Lido Burrone, Cala Monaci and Marasolo. The slow rhythm of the ride is the best way to get in touch with the reality of island life and fully enjoy its charm; moreover, you will be able to discover hidden corners and glimpses, stopping to take pictures every time something extraordinary will capture your attention.
Where to rent a bike
There are many bicycle hire companies at the Favignana pier: you will find them as soon as you arrive at the port, but by moving a few meters you will avoid queues and maybe even get a better price. We will give you some useful phone numbers to save time and money!
The gastronomic tradition of Favignana
Favignana is a true gastronomic paradise and must absolutely be visited by all lovers of good food. It can only be tuna that dominates the table: try the delicious meatballs, tuna parmigiana, bottarga spaghetti or sweet and sour tuna. Another local seafood delicacy is the Egadi lobster, a dish which however in many cases needs to be booked in advance; if you don’t make it in time you can always try other tasty dishes typical of the area such as spaghetti with sea urchins or frascatole, a Sicilian version of cous cous. When it comes to dessert, you will be spoiled for choice of fresh desserts created with ricotta: try the cassatelle filled with ricotta and chocolate flakes.
How to reach Favignana
The duration of the sea crossing varies from half an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the means of transport chosen. Ferries and hydrofoils to Favignana from Trapani are quite frequent and it is therefore possible to visit the island in oe day. – https://www.sicilia.info/trapani/favignana/
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