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“Go here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Favignana

Favignana
Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Favignana
Type: Islands
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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Go here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Very busy in the main centre but the most amazing coast line so don't be put off. I wouldn't come and expect to relax on a beach but I would definitely recommend hiring a bike and cycling the whole of the west half if the island (starting in the centre and going over to the other side of the island then there is a pathway around the entire coast.). There are options to stop at beaches but they aren't really beaches and overly crowded. Take water also as there aren't many places to get any.

Visited August 2014
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Malta, Austria
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“Charming little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Favignana came as a surprise, more so because we joined a tour guide for a one hour tour of the small village who provide us with a lot of information. We never expected Favignana to have so much actually! Please note that the tour is ONLY in Italian even if you are told there will be a guide doing an English version. We took the full day excursion with Blu Lines, and the tour included Levanzo which is small but reminiscent of Mykonos in Greece. One other important thing - if you suffer from any sort of allergies, make sure you take your own provisions. On booking I was promised a gluten free meal which never materialised. And forget about the 'mutilingual guide' on board - Sandro did 10 minutes of an explanation in English when we left Trapani for Favignana and the rest (i.e. Favignana to Levanzo and rest of the trip) was exclusively in Italian. If you are taking the tour simply to be able to swim in the lovely sea there, do note that you will have very very little time for swimming - 10 mins before lunch is served, and another 15 minutes before starting your way back to Trapani.

Visited August 2014
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice island,would recommend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited Favignana because we stayed in Trapani. We rented a bike and went to the beach in Favignana. It was very nice, although very touristic!

Visited August 2014
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“watch out for dirty old man hiring out boats!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Got to Favignana at about mid day, and decided to hire a boat which would take us to some sea caves and allow us to swim. Unfortunately I was not able to enjoy, the blue water, and beutiful rock formations because the old man piloting the boat would not stop touching my mother. At first I thought I was imaginig things, but then she told me in English, which luckily he did not understand that he had been touching her bum and rest of her body. We swapped seats so that she was further away but it was a small boat and he did not stop trying.
We hired the boat from a bench with a sign above it just to the right of where the usicta line, docks. The boats being hire were small, wooden and colourful with outboard motors.

Unless your a big guy I would recomend hiring one of the other boat companies, which had larger, crafts and looked more legitimate. I didn't know where to post this so put it under attractions, sorry if this is a mistake.

Visited July 2014
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Porrentruy, Switzerland
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Well worth a day trip or even a couple of days”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ancient home of tuna fishing the island has a rich and interesting history. The old town is charming and well worth a day trip visit. If you stay a couple of days take a boat trip around the coves and secluded beaches - If you're lucky you can get a local fisherman to take you. Catch a ferry from Trapani port (the ticket office is on the dock and don't forget to get the return ticket to be sure to have place!).

Visited July 2014
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