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Favignana

From the Bue Marino caves to Cala Graziosa

1. Favignana- Sicilia

The island of Favignana, to the west of Sicily, is home to unique spots like the Bue Marino caves.

2. Favignana- Sicilia

The descent into the sea is among old limestone quarries, a perfect shelter when the heat gets too stifling.

3. Favignana- Sicilia

Until a few decades ago, this area was inhabited by the last monk seals, a species that is now listed as extinct.

4. Favignana- Sicilia

At Cala Graziosa, near the town of Favignana, it is possible to view the sea floor in great detail when the sirocco wind blows.

5. Favignana- Sicilia

Favignana is a very well-known tuna fishing spot; so much so that it has one of the largest tuna traps in the Mediterranean, the Tonnara di Florio.

6. Favignana- Sicilia

To the south of the island we can found Grotta Perciata, an open-air cave topped by stones.

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