Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica

Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica

Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • BerlinGirlinZurich
    Zurich, Switzerland15 contributions
    Absolutely stunning
    The tuna museum is a must see when being on the island. We where lucky enough to get a quick ‚private tour‘ by the lovely English speaking lady from Palermo, who used to live in Australia. We cannot thank her enough. Inside the Museum tours are mandatory and they are usually in Italian. That way you really learn a lot about the traditional way of tuna fishing which - due to industrial overfishing - does not exist anymore.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2020
  • pizote67
    Sondrio, Italy429 contributions
    Very interesting tour
    If you spend some days in Favignana, you can't miss this tour. It takes just 1 hour and I suggest you to book in advance. I took a late evening tour, before sunset, and it was the highlight of my stay in Favignana. Guides are very informative and you can learn a lot about Florio family, tuna factory and in general about Sicily. The only downside: too many people in each group (50/60), during this times I'd appreciate less crowd.
    Written September 14, 2020
  • Ana L
    Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
    The reason to visit Favigniana
    You need to book a tour, and try to do it the day before, because this is a very popular place to visit. There are visits in Italian and English, and they are held by former factory workers, very passionate about their jobs/lives. The factory has been renovated for the purpose of the visits, and contains very nice exhibits. A must!!!
    Written October 14, 2020
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Rud_Annamh
Dublin, Ireland223 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
As this impressive building is overlooking the beach, we were curious and keen to visit it, but it was always closed. We found out by accident that it was open for free guided tours on Wednesdays, so we jumped at the chance.

The guided visit was in Italian, which I understand about 50%, but even if you didn't understand a word, it would be worth going along as you get to see inside this fascinating place.

One of the tour guides is a guy who worked in the tuna factory since the 1960s - he got a lot of laughs from the Italians on the tour (everyone except us), but I understood the other guide better when she spoke.

The guides took us around the old tuna processing plant, viewing the giant tuna cooking pots, tinning tables, tuna hanging posts, etc. There are several tuna fishing boats moored in the buildings, plus a miniature model of the 'mattanza' nets.

The building also houses a collection of ancient ceramics and artefacts from Roman, Phoenecian and other eras.

If you can manage to find details of this place before you go, bring them with you so you understand what you are viewing. But even if you don't understand a word of Italian, this place is worth a visit, it's beautifully maintained and an integral part of the economic and folk history of the Egadi Islands and Sicily.
Written August 1, 2011
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kgib61
Italy100 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
SImply put, this is not to miss. Aside from a great beach or two, this was the highlight of the visit. History, emotion, human interest...it had it all. The staff is fantastic, engaging and well-informed. They brought history to life. Further, something like this, FREE, is unheard of today. Complimenti!
Written July 31, 2012
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Andy H
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
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 and rang the bell. We were allowed in to the entrance area, there were 20 or so people in the entrance courtyard. Myself and my wife were approached and coralled by an old man who appeared to work at the museum. He spoke to us in a raised voice while gesticulating wildly. the thrust of his efforts indicated that we were to leave immediately. He shooed us back out onto the street. We had no idea what was going on - he was extremely rude and forceful. We were very embarrassed. A woman who worked at the museum tried to itervene on our behalf, which only angered the old man further. She told us to stay but the man was protesting loudly that we must go. We left. We have guessed that there was a guided tour - but we have nothing to back this up. It was handled deplorably and could very easily have ended up getting a little physical - not the kind of cultural experience you would expect when visiting a museum! We did inform our hotel of what had happened as we had checked with them before we went to the museum - they did not seem too surprised - I suppose this speaks for itself.
Written May 12, 2016
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leonardo_iheme
Istanbul, Türkiye56 contributions
Jul 2014 • Business
I was in Favignana for six days for a summer school/workshop that took place in this old tuna factory which has been well kept. The hall we used for the lectures has been restored and is well suited for conferences, seminars etc. It is centrally air conditioned and the audio system is excellent!
From the building to the materials and the well told stories, one can almost still feel the presence of the fishermen and workers of the factory. I was particularly impressed with the audiovisual materials available at the museum: they are very well presented and preserved.
Another plus is that this old factory is next to a lovely beach and a stone's throw away from the city center.
Written August 13, 2014
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Aabbiiaa22
Malta23 contributions
Jun 2012 • Friends
A place you must visit, especially if you are at Favignana, since this place is simply the climax of the island. The tour is very interesting and also interactive at times. Entrance is free, even for the tour. Just go, and you can be assured that you would not regret it!!
Written June 7, 2012
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James P
Carshalton, UK62 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We’d been looking the the Stabilimento for a couple of evenings before we visited. Very informative about the history of the way that Tuna has traditionally been caught and processed.
Written September 15, 2019
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Corinna C
Milan, Italy21 contributions
Jul 2019
Good guided tour of the ex tuna factory of favignana. The place is extremely fascinating, and they also host some Romans remains. I hope they will restore the entire building. The tour was in Italian, I don’t know if they do some in English.
Written July 18, 2019
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SuziePoint
Montreal, Canada8 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
A very special visit to this fantastic museum! We loved it! A special place to discover the history of the tuna fishing industry was not that long ago. The guides are very knowledgable. A real must to understand the history of Favignana.
Written June 4, 2018
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Laura T
84 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
We visited the old Tonnara Florio in a day when the entrance was free - 1st Sunday of each month. The place is really big, well maintained and with nice and innovative solutions to engage the visitors and guide them through the story of the tonnara. A great example of a success story that has been converted into a piece of history for the people leaving in Favignana and tourists. A good place to teach our kids that tune dish does not have birth in cans but there is so much behind it.
Written June 4, 2018
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sylviagrosz
Budapest, Hungary21 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
Beautifull surranding, lovely place. Interesting exhibitions everywhere. The old boats are fantastic!
Written March 2, 2017
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