These lands are kissed by God. Delight and admiration! You will truly fall in love with them once and for all. For some people, it is a dream, for others, it has become a reality. But don't just give up on your dream. Maybe it's just not ready to be fulfilled yet!
Emerald famous mountain lakes, the most iconic cities: Venice, Verona, Padua... Majestic Dolomites, and cheeses... Mamma Mia! Melon, grapes, watermelon. All this will make you speechless. There is a separate poem about wine.
Are you tempted?
This beautiful land has something to offer every guest - fascinating routes through the towns of Erice, Marsala, the panoramas of San Vito Lo Capo and Castellammare, Sagesta, the islands of Egadi (Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo, whose unspoiled nature and golden beaches delight).
As well as rich Mediterranean cuisine and wines that are famous all over the world.
Today, we are traveling to the islands of the Aegadian archipelago.
Near the coast of the city of Trapani, there are small pearls of Sicily - the islands of Levanzo, Marettimo and Favignana, and the little islands of Maraone and Formica. These corners of paradise once witnessed the victory of the Romans over the Carthaginians, and now they prove with their beauty that Photoshop is not super powerful.
- How to get to the Aegadian Islands
The Aegadian islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo are the westernmost tip of the Italian Boot. Stunning beaches and clear water, secluded bays and small coves will welcome you there. Getting to the islands is very easy, as one-day cruises depart every morning from the port of Trapani. Small ships are designed for an average of 50 - 80 people, and they make stops along the way both on the islands themselves, where there will be time to ride around the area on a bicycle or scooter, and in the most beautiful bays, for example, Cala Rossa, which is one of the ten most beautiful beaches of Italy. You can dive into the azure depths directly from the boat, and it is better to take a mask with you to get a better view of the flocks of fish and the rest of the underwater world. And when you get on board, you will be greeted with the aroma of fresh basil - while you were sailing, the onboard chef managed to prepare pasta with trapaniano-style pesto with almonds, fresh tomato and basil, which will be served along with homemade snacks, cheeses and olives, and, of course, wine!
- The Island of Favignana
Favignana can be reached in just 45 minutes by boat on the frolicking waves from Trapani. On the north coast of the island, there is a town of the same name and a small port, above which the fort of San Giacomo, the castle of Florio and the fort of Santa Caterina rise. There are not many residents at all, and only in the summer season, it becomes crowded from scurrying tourists. You can catch tuna with special yellow fins here, and sea water delights with transparency and cozy grottoes.
- The Island of Levanzo
The island of Levanzo is closest to Trapani, its area is only 10 square kilometers, and the coast is very steep. On the towering central part of the island, vines and crops are cultivated. There are many interesting grottoes here, as traces of prehistoric times have been found there. The Genovese grotto stands out in particular, the walls of which are decorated with graffiti and drawings depicting people and animals from the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras.
- The Island of Marettimo
Marettimo, the most mountainous and furthest island from the Trapanese coast, with an area of 12 sq. km. Here, in the town, a fort has been preserved, which served as a political prison during the period of Bourbon domination. The shores of the island are rich in grottoes, which can be visited by boat.
It takes 1 to 3 days to explore all the islands without relaxation and pauses. And you can also book yacht trips along the coasts, as from the sea, everything looks differently and very interesting.
The most beautiful beaches in Favignana: Cala Rossa, Cala Azzurra, Lido Burrone. The water is amazingly clear and of an unreal color. Divers will enjoy diving at Marettimo and Levanzo, the islands with many grottoes and a rich underwater world.
Where to stay? There are no large hotels and high-rise buildings on the islands, these are little islands with 2-3 storey buildings, small hotels and the private sector.
We recommend getting around the islands on scooters or bicycles. Bicycle rentals can be found everywhere.