Si Trova: al largo di Trapani
Lat: 37° 58' 46.09504" N - Long: 12° 15' 13.95263" E
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The Egadi archipelago is a magical place, where the hand of man seems to have stopped, leaving intact the views and the beauties of the landscape.
They are set in beautiful crystalline waters, and host a rich and varied marine flora and fauna protected by the Protected Marine Area of the Egadi Islands, which is the largest marine reserve in Europe.
The archipelago is composed by islands of Favignana, Marettimo, Levanzo and several other minor ones.
Characteristic is the tufaceous geological conformation of Favignana, which makes it one of the most interesting and suggestive islands; exceptional beauty are the rocky walls of Marettimo; the strategic position and the great fishiness of the sea, has made the islands famous throughout the Mediterranean for tuna fishing.
There are numerous caves, including the Perciata cave in Favignana, the Cammello a Marettimo and the Genovese in Levanzo; the latter is of particular interest because in it has been found remains dating back to the Upper Paleolithic, and in its walls there are very interesting manifestations of rock art of that period.
Traces of ancient human settlements have been mainly found in Levanzo, and to a lesser extent in Favignana.
On 10 March 241 BC, a memorable battle was fought in the waters of Levanzo, in which the Romans destroyed the Carthaginian fleet, hastening the end of the First Punic War.
This battle was so bloody that the blood of the contenders blushed the sea, and the place has been named Cala Rossa.
It is still relatively easy to find the remains of sunken ships and their contents on the bottom.
The islands can be reached by ferry connections from Trapani and Marsala.
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The only beach that allows you to bathe easily on a turquoise sea
Spiaggia del Porto
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