The Egadi Islands

 

The Egadi archipelago is made up of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo Islands in Trapani’s province in the North-Western coast of Sicily.

Normans, Saracens and pirates conquered these splendid islands, blessed by a mild climate tempered in summer by breezes from the Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean seas.

The archipelago’s marine environment is unique in the Mediterranean as the largest Marine Reserve in Europe. It was created to protect the extremely rich variety of marine flora and fauna, which makes the islands one of the most popular diving destinations at all. The three islands are very different. The largest, Favignana, is green and almost flat with a long history as beautiful island as it is, with its coastline and its elegant towns. While Marettimo is high and rocky with cliffs, mountains and headlands, Levanzo is a wild gem with its evocative landscapes and strong contrasts.