Isola Favignana Things to Do

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    Hire a boat and visit Carla Rossa

    by jeffmartinartist Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    swimming at carla rossa

    Carla Rossa is a bay on the island of Favignana. It is very well known and very popular not only with the locals on the island but day-trippers from Marsala and Trapani. There is nothing there except blue water and dramatic cliffs. You can access the bay from land but why would you, as it involves a hot and dusty drive with a great swim at the end and a hot and dusty return trip.

    Hire boats are available from Sea taxi a local business with boats ready to use on both the north and south sides of the island. This is loads of fun if you take a picnic and a few friends.

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    Read this Book

    by jeffmartinartist Written Aug 7, 2007

    I insist that you read this book if you a planning a trip to Favignana, or have ever visited Favignana, or have ever dreamt of visiting Favignana. The author Theresa Maggio takes you on a personal journey of the island it’s history and it’s people.

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    The Favignana garbage collector

    by jeffmartinartist Written Jul 9, 2005

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    This is the garbage collector on the island of Favignana. He is a big man and he drives around in this very small vehicle. I was torn as to if this is something to see or a warning or danger. Should you visit Favignana …. well he is a mute, and has on occasions he has screamed at the odd tourists much to the amusement of the fishermen but he is in fact quite harmless.

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    Watch the sunset from Mt Santa Caterina

    by jeffmartinartist Written May 31, 2005

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    Favignana

    Watching the sunset from the top of Mt Santa Caterina looking towards Marettimo is an amazing experience. It will be different every time you do it and this photo…well shots of sunsets never do justice do they.

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    Evening Promenade

    by jeffmartinartist Written May 31, 2005

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    Favignana

    When evening comes, the work is done and the day is heading towards night. The people of Favignana people converge on the main square for a drink chat or just to watch everyone else promenade the streets it is a great time on the island of Favignana.

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    See a real fish market

    by jeffmartinartist Written May 8, 2005

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    Have you ever been to a fish market? Not like this you haven’t, this is hand to mouth stuff. On the island of Favignana the locals can see easily any boats coming in and out of the port. In the morning when the boats are returning from the deep blue sea, the locals will stroll down to the port and check out what has been caught. The fish are taken from the net and placed on a tray and sold within an hour or two, no ice or refrigeration necessary. This may not seem that exciting to many but it is to me, and I will tell you why.

    I have chosen this photograph carefully out of over three thousand photographs I took from my last trip here. If you take a minute and look at the faces of these people looking at the fish you may start to understand what is happening here. This is not about what fish to buy or if you are in the market to purchase one of these fish. This is a community looking at change, assessing a situation on both a local economic and global scale. Things are changing in this world and the people in the banks and bureaucratic departments will always be the last to know about it. So, on the front line where only observations can be made, real people are noticing that the catch is smaller and fewer.

    To see artwork relating to the fishermen of Favignana look at http://www.jeffmartin.com.au/

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    Find a Gozzo

    by jeffmartinartist Written May 8, 2005

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    A Gozzo is a Barca, a Barca is a boat and the boats on Favignana are beautiful. Generation to generation these boats are handed down along with their colors and names. They are big and yet look small. They are some of the most beautiful and practical things you will ever see. Who first had the idea to make a working tool attractive?

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    Snack at Rosticceria Calabro Giovanni, Favignano

    by elena_malta Written Apr 6, 2013
    Italian Gastronomy

    This Gastronomie has a nice choice of ready meals to take away! Grab your snack where all the local eat! This small place offers a variety of wholesome food that will delight any palate.

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    Walking the Streets of Favignana

    by jeffmartinartist Written May 31, 2005

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    Strolling the streets of this small town is very pleasant and there is beauty to be found everywhere. Like this small window. It might not be the most exciting thing to do tip but I love to do it.

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    Go to church!

    by jeffmartinartist Written May 31, 2005

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    Favignana

    Have a look at the quaint little church that has been host to the weddings, christenings and funerals of a community for generations.

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    go for a swim

    by jeffmartinartist Written May 24, 2005

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    It does not matter where you stay on Favignana the water is a short walk away and finding your own private little beach is very easy.

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