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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Almondy shortbread domes filled with custard and topped with icing, these classic Sicilian sweets were first created in the 1800s at the Monastero di Santa Maria dell Vergini in Palermo.

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