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Why you should visit “Florio” ex-factory in Favignana

Favignana is known as one of the most beautiful islands in Europe thanks to its natural beauty. If you are spending your holidays on the island though, between a day at Cala Rossa and an aperitif, we recommend you find the time for one of the most important examples of industrial archeology in Sicily visiting the museum created within the former Florio tuna factory in Favignana.

This complex was the most important and modern industrial plant of the Mediterranean for tuna processing between the second half of the 19th century and early 1900s, and one of the beating hearts of the Florio family’s industrial empire.

After the restoration works carried out between 2000 and 2006, the “Stabilimento” welcomes today dozens of visitors on a daily basis, with guided tours to the discovery of the building itself, of the fishing technique and history and of the tuna processing process.

The museum also houses the archaeological collection of the Aegadian islands: here have been gathered the remains of Carthaginian and Roman ships sunk in the Battle of Levanzo on March 10, 241 BC.

Absolutely evocative is the Turin Hall, where a suggestive installation will allow you to listen to the voices of 18 players of the era of the plant gold.

 

During the summer season the museum is open daily from 10.00 to 13.30 and from 17.00 to 23.30. Guided tours (August): 10:30 to 11:15 – 12:00 to 17:30 – 18:00 to 19:00 – 20:00 to 21:00 – 22:00.</p

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