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Tonnara Florio Favignana

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Address: Via Amendola, 91023, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 393245631991
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very intresting history of tuna fishing

amazing place if you can imagine when the tuna fishing was at it's peak, would not have been the most pleasant place to work though!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Very interesting old tonnara turned into a museum, with a particular emphasis on the history (and downfall) of the Florio family. Exhibits include some amazing old fishing boats. Open only in the morning. One of the last surviving workers explained what life was like when the tonnara was in full swing. Unfortunately he and the guide spoke only in Italian;... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

amazing place if you can imagine when the tuna fishing was at it's peak, would not have been the most pleasant place to work though!

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Thank Ewan G
Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

We visited tonnara at the last evening during our three days stay in Favignana and it really was worth it. Tonnara building is nicely illuminated at evening, exhibition is informative and was interesting even for our 5 years old grand daughter. Tuna story is presented by exposition of original tonnara equipment, historic photos, as well as up-to-date installations and video.... More 

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Rijeka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Museum of tools and way to hunt tunas.Way how they produce canted tuna from hunting,cooking..... Very nice guiding .Story about you will never forget. Thanks to Mr Peppe for giving us feeling of been and working in Tuna factory.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

There is so much history here that it is well worth a visit. We joined the free tour which is very detailed, however it is only offered in Italian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I joined an evening tour of the Tonnara and we were both fascinated and enchanted. We joined an Italian group and even tho I don't speak much Italian I was riveted. My girlfriend did a little translating for me as our tour guide (the magnetic, knowledgeable and emotionally engaged Francesca B.) made the long disused Tonnara come... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

the tonaria is open till 23h00 in summer and it is very beatiful. They display films on tuna fishermen and it's great.

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Qormi, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were welcomed by a young guide who lives in Favignana but had good english speaking skills. She was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we posed. The place is amazing with beautiful architecture. The building is well maintained with photos and demos representing the way tuna used to be caught and processed. Definitely worth a visit if you're... More 

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The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A museum in a former Tuna canning facility. Very interesting and located in a nice building, unique of this type. Not to be missed the film, original of the twenties, showing how people actually fished and processed the tuna. As a bonus there is a room with some artifacts found in the sea nearby about the greatest naval battle of... More 

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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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