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Tonnara Florio Favignana

Via Amendola | Favignana, 91023 Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Favignana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 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

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Barcelona, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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45 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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MALTA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

we always found the place closed no idea about this place :( :( very sorry to say this eeee eeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Firenze
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The Tonnara Florio (later Parodi) is now transformed into a museum, which shows effectively all the processing of the tuna fish, from fishing to shipping the tins. Explanations are interesting and complete. There is a nice sections with "live" interviews to former workers.

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