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Tonnara Florio Favignana

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Address: Via Amendola | Favignana, 91023 Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 324 5631991
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A delightful tour of a fascinating factory

My girlfriend and I joined an evening tour of the Tonnara and we were both fascinated and enchanted. We joined an Italian group and even tho I don't speak much Italian I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Mordecai B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

My girlfriend and I joined an evening tour of the Tonnara and we were both fascinated and enchanted. We joined an Italian group and even tho I don't speak much Italian I was riveted. My girlfriend did a little translating for me as our tour guide (the magnetic, knowledgeable and emotionally engaged Francesca B.) made the long disused Tonnara come... More 

Thank Mordecai B
Paris, France
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

the tonaria is open till 23h00 in summer and it is very beatiful. They display films on tuna fishermen and it's great.

Thank PAUL k
Qormi, Malta
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were welcomed by a young guide who lives in Favignana but had good english speaking skills. She was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we posed. The place is amazing with beautiful architecture. The building is well maintained with photos and demos representing the way tuna used to be caught and processed. Definitely worth a visit if you're... More 

Thank skorfy82
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A museum in a former Tuna canning facility. Very interesting and located in a nice building, unique of this type. Not to be missed the film, original of the twenties, showing how people actually fished and processed the tuna. As a bonus there is a room with some artifacts found in the sea nearby about the greatest naval battle of... More 

Thank Franco Z
Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The museum contained boats, equipment, nets, anchors and lots of interesting labeled pictures. We wandered for over 2 hours after watching the b/w movie filmed during the big catch in 1931.

1 Thank meatthebluff
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a beautifully designed museum that gives you a real insight into the Mattanza. Our guide was great and the film of the Mattanza compulsive viewing.

2 Thank Salmagundi289714
York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the Museum for a number of reasons: 1) Its amazingly beautiful setting 2) the history and architecture of the building 3) the freshness of the exhibition 4) the history of tuna fishing, with the mesmerizing chants, the industrial packaging lines 5) the lovely walled courtyard garden

Thank ACastelli-Cowham
City of Venice, Italy
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

An amazing way to get acquainted with the old ways of fishing tuna, now that industrial ships are depleting the seas. The past in front your eyes, now that we do not have any future.

Thank enric b
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the tuna factory. There were only Italian speaking guides and the descriptions are mostly in Italian as well, but the image and movie speak for itself. What a massive undertaking this must have been. The museum is so much more than a dry inventory of the tuna fishing, but it really brings the place... More 

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I walked from the Porto to the Tonnaro. It is an easy walk...pretty much flat the entire way. It was a lovely day for taking pictures of the Porto and the Tonnaro. I really got lost in the beauty of the old iron gates, old boats, trees and architecture. It is a real jewel of Favignana. I tried to imagine... More 

Thank Margie R

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