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Ex Stabilimento Florio

Via Amendola 91023, 91023 Sicily, Italy
0923 808111
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Favignana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Norfolk, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

All in Italian so you need to understand enough or take someone who speaks the language but it was fascinating and well worth the trip to do the guided tour

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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was in Favignana for six days for a summer school/workshop that took place in this old tuna factory which has been well kept. The hall we used for the lectures has been restored and is well suited for conferences, seminars etc. It is centrally air conditioned and the audio system is excellent! From the building to the materials and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

One of the best guided tour ever seen, thanks to narration by Tiziana. A real dive in in the history and tradition of the "mattanza" and tune fishing. The museum is well kept and make you feel and understand every step of the process. Additionally, it is a fantastic idea the narration videos in the Torino room. Shame that it... More

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altrincham
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21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

recently refurbished and open this is the place where tinned tuna in oil were produced for the first time. Don't miss it, it's really interesting. Strongly recommended the guided tour (it's free, you pay only the entrance fee).

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Taormina, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The ex former factory Florio, the famous "tonnara" is picturesque and very suggestive... during the visit you go back in the past, and you can review and relive the moments and stages of tuna fishing. Very very impressive. Moreover the "tonnara" is very well maintained and in excellent condition. A stop not to be missed for those who want to... More

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St Albans
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This old tuna canning factory is now a mixture of interesting architecture, artistry and history. It's a great place to go and look about. The huge old tuna fishing boats really make you think about the scale of the operations that used to be run from here.

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Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

SImply put, this is not to miss. Aside from a great beach or two, this was the highlight of the visit. History, emotion, human interest...it had it all. The staff is fantastic, engaging and well-informed. They brought history to life. Further, something like this, FREE, is unheard of today. Complimenti!

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Zebbug Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is in the island of Favignana and you just have to give it a visit - it is absolutely HUGE with different rooms - some containing old tuna boats, photographs, screens showing tuna being caught complete with the cries of the fishermen - all very eery but informative and quite awesome. Children and adults will enjoy it.

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Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

A place you must visit, especially if you are at Favignana, since this place is simply the climax of the island. The tour is very interesting and also interactive at times. Entrance is free, even for the tour. Just go, and you can be assured that you would not regret it!!

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Milano
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Well restored, it is an interesting visit. If you like architecture and photography, don't miss it. WIth a guided tour can also be informative.

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