Sitting off the west coast of Sicily, the Aegadian archipelago is formed by the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo and the islets of Formica and Maraone. Each island has its own distinct characteristics but all share one important feature: the irresistible crystalline waters of the Aegadian Islands Marine Reserve, one of the largest in Europe. This large, protected marine area is an invaluable habitat for many species of rare fish, as well as resident and migratory birds, extraordinary cetaceans, Caretta Sea Turtles and the rare Monk Seal.
Favignana is the most active and lively island of the Aegadian Islands and is an easy day trip from nearby Trapani or Marsala. As well as the marine wildlife that can be enjoyed, Favignana's town is home to some intriguing architectural treasures, such as Palazzo Florio, which is a grand mansion overlooking the harbor built by Ignazio Florio, once one of Italy’s richest and most powerful industrialists.
The Aegadian Islands offer beaches and bays that are ideal for snorkeling, and you can also enjoy active pursuits, such as hiking, biking or exploring by scooter. This makes Favignana and the Aegadian Islands the ideal choice for you if you are looking for an active Sicily vacation in the sun, and the region is particularly well suited to families.