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Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica

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Address: Via Amendola, 91023, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 393245631991
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10:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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An intelligently made museum set in an ancient tuna fishing factory

This was a surprisingly modern, intelligently made museum, set in the dismisssed tuna factory of favignana. Exhibition are high end and interactive. The old art of tuna fishing in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a surprisingly modern, intelligently made museum, set in the dismisssed tuna factory of favignana. Exhibition are high end and interactive. The old art of tuna fishing in the mediterranean brought to life. A surprise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is worth a visit. Not many rooms, not many objects. But their storytelling is riveting. There is lots of stories to be heard by their tourist guides. Which are, by the way, free of charge. You'll only pay 6€ for the entrance. I believe that is a fair price.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's very interesting to visit this place listening and learning about illuminated Italian industrials of two centuries ago and local tradition and culture. You have also the possibility to discover a piece of Roman history hearing about the naval battle around the islands that put an end to the first war between Rome and Carthago. It's a pleasure to see... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Huge museum in an ord faktor wereyou can see pictures of tuna fishing and equipment like boats i.e. Film and other forms of art explaining the process.

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Ferrara, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Excellent restoration. Great Museum. Marvellous waterscape. Well desined exposition. A witness of History

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The " tonnara " is the place where, in the past, they used to can the tuna for many many years. It is an incredible piece of Favignana's history. The guided tour takes you through the many different buildings where you learn everything about the Florio family and their " tuna " business. Anybody who wants to take a break... More 

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salm01@optonline.net
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see place if you spend more than one day on the island of Favignana. It is remarkable to see and understand how islanders' lives were so intertwined with the acquisition and production of tuna. Once you visit, you will never open another can of tuna fish without recalling the hunt and subsequent activities that went into... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This visit has been one of the most pleasant I've ever had the pleasure to live. Our guide, Francesca Beltrame, explained everything regarding the establishment pleasantly, and the tour wasn't at all boring nor too long. Enjoyable visit that I would surely live to go through again, especially with our same guide.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We arrived at the museum - door was closed/locked with hand written sign , saying that it was open from 10am to 12 noon daily and 'Do not ring the bell'. It was 10.20 on a Monday morning when we got there, we decided it must be closed for the day. We were leaving when 3 other visitors strode up... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Favignana for one day ready to ride bikes and hit the beaches but the weather had other plans. The hotel receptionist said "I suggest you the Tuna Museum because it is the only thing to do in the rain here." My son and husband were a little interested so off we went. I am so glad I... More 

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