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“True South!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Favignana

Favignana
Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Favignana
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“True South!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

These Egadi Islands have such a great mix of incredible colors - the water, sky, stone, plants - that I wished I was a painter! But for us mortals there is the nice, relaxed attitude of the people as well as their excellent cooking to be enjoyed. As already said by others, rent a bike. I find electrically assisted quite nice, with it I made it around the island and even (almost) up to the Santa Caterina fort for an overview! Cala Rossa is pure emerald, a bit further east there are gigantic un-natural caves, where the tufo stone used to be cut out of the hillside. Later at the table be courageous and try some raw tuna, if available: a delicacy! Tuna roe (Botarga) over a plate of pasta or tuna once more, as polpette (meat-balls, made out of fish, words fail me) cooked in tomato sauce. Or all sort grilled fish. Sweets are really sweet, fruit tastes as it should, and a nice cold Grillo will be just the thing to accompany your meal! Bello!!!

Visited November 2014
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cala Rossa was stunning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cala Rossa is a beautiful rocky beach with crystal clear water which you can walk to or cycle from the port. Favignana is a great island for biking and a hike to the delapidated castle is well recommended

Visited October 2014
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Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
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“Not only sea, not only summer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's a place where nature and modern times are wisely blended. Well served by ferries and hydrofoils, you'll find also a good coverage for your smartphone. But also a bike riding dimension. And breathtaking places, not only to take a smimm.

Visited June 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Lovely island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

kept coming abck on the island of Favignana which has so much to offer.you must rent a bike to best discover the small inlets all around.pristine small beaches , caves , blue emerald sea , wind , peace , great food , friendly people , amazing sunsets , world renewed marine park , the largest in europe . paradise for scuba divers. worth spending days , or a day trip from Trapani or Marsala . dont miss it

Visited September 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 attraction reviews
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“I visited in September Favignana and it was still very very hot, over 30 degrees.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Favignana is a big island, here you need a bike, a car or a scooter to travel with. I walked in the centrum and to the beaches of Favignana, but I didn't find nothing special. We took a ferry from Trapani and the ticket was very expensive and for me it was not worth it, there are other very nice beaches in Sicily like Cefalu, for example. I wouldn't go there again.

Visited September 2014
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