Favignana (Sicily)

Favignana (Faugnana in Sicilian) is a 'comune' including three islands (Favignana, Marettimo and Levanzo) of the Aegadian Islands, southern Italy. It is situated approximately 18 kilometers (11 miles) west of the coast of Sicily, between Trapani and Marsala, the coastal area where the Stagnone Lagoon and the international airport of Trapani, are sited. The island of Favignana is now a popular tourist destination with frequent hydrofoil connections to the mainland. The island is famous for its caves of calcarenite rock (locally known as 'tufo') and the ancient fishing technique of 'tonnara', with the trapping and 'mattanza'(massacre) of bluefin tuna. Because the island consists mainly of calcareous rocks, there are few beaches on the island; however, it is a popular site for scuba diving, snorkeling, and for day trips from nearby Trapani.

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Eggplant is the star of this popular southern Italian dish, we tell you how to make caponata siciliana di melanzane at home. 

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A chocolate that dates back to the ancient culture of the Aztecs, arriving to the charming Baroque town of Modica makes for the perfect main ingredient for this rustic Italian cake.

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Hello, 

I wondered if anybody could help with getting a GP - family doctor... when i inquired in Modica at the polyambulatorio office, they said that

that I would have to pay from around 370 euros a year (more depending on income) in order to be part of the  Italian NHS system. 

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Does anyone have a contact telephone or email address for a Mr Giovanni Caruso who is a an olive trees expert using a polyconic vase pruning system to revive olive trees?  I have seen online he runs workshops in Sicily but cannot find any contact details.