How to visit Favignana

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How to get to Favignana

To reach Favignana there are hydrofoils that depart from Trapani, make daily trips and take about 20/30 minutes to reach the island.

As an alternative to the hydrofoil, there is the ferry, but I remind you that in August for non-residents there are restrictions on boarding the car.

Council: if you plan to visit Favignana in high season, for example in August, I suggest you buy your tickets online at least a week in advance. At the port there were several people who had to give up the excursion to Favignana, since the hydrofoils were all full.



We got them on the site www.libertylines.com. Remember to go to the port 30 minutes before departure to receive your boarding pass.

If you are by car, I recommend that you leave it at the guarded car park in Via Libica, 19, located about 1 km from the embarkation and with a shuttle service.

You can find it on the site portoditrapani, we were fine, they took us to the port and came back to pick us up on the way back.

How to get around in Favignana

Favignana is a small island, 9 km long and 4 km wide, the best way to get around the island are bicycles or scooters for the lazy. As soon as you get off the hydrofoil you will find different rental solutions, the costs vary from the period and from how many days you use the vehicle.

The most famous beaches of Favignana

Favignana is full of coves where you can enjoy the wonderful waters and the beautiful backdrops. Most of the beaches have rocks, they are usually flat and it is possible to lie down. We recommend that you bring beach shoes to facilitate access to the water.


In the high season some beaches are very crowded but there is always some space.


The beaches not to be missed in Favignana are:

Cala Azzurra: Among the most beautiful beaches of Favignana there is certainly Cala Azzurra, a sea of ​​unique colors, with shades ranging from very light blue to dark blue. We were there in August and the small beach was very full, we had to climb and find a space between the rocks. Furthermore Cala Azzurra was full of Posidonia, despite this we loved it.

Lido Burrone: The only sandy and equipped beach on the island, the sea as always wonderful, particularly suitable for families with children. Obviously in August it is always crowded but you can find a place to stop in the free part. Lido Burrone is easily accessible from the town.

Cala Rossa: It is the most spectacular and fascinating beach in Favignana, in fact it is among the most photographed. It is not easy to access the water, so it is not really suitable for families with small children.

Bue Marino: It is competing for the title of best beach in Favignana together with Cala Azzura and Cala Rossa. The sea is turquoise blue, access to the water is quite difficult and places on the rocks are limited. The caves are spectacular and suggestive, a perfect beach for those who love swimming and diving.


Calamoni: Calamani is located on the coast of Cala Burrone, it is formed by a series of coves of sand and rocks. The sea as always is transparent and crystal clear.

Marasolo: Beautiful beach not far from Calamoni, it is perfect for those looking for a little relaxation, away from the crowds of Lido Burrone or other more famous coves. Near the beach there is a bar where you can eat something.


Below you will find the video we published on the Youtube channel, about our day in Favignana:

During our tour of Western Sicily, we could not miss a visit to the splendid Favignana.

Favignana is an island that is part of the Egadi archipelago, located off the Sicilian coast in front of the city of Trapani.

Famous for its wonderful coves bathed by crystal clear waters with shades of blue and azure, Favignana is the ideal destination for those who love the sea, relaxation and unspoiled nature. In fact, despite being a popular tourist destination, the island has retained its wild charm.

In this post we see all the tips for visiting Favignana.

When to go to Favignana

The best time for a holiday in Favignana and to enjoy its beaches it is from May to October, obviously August is the most touristic month. June and September, on the other hand, are perfect for a stay in Favignana, less crowded and with lower prices than in July and August.


How to visit Favignana

We decided to visit Favignana in one day, we left Trapani at 9,30 in the morning and returned at 17,00.

If you are in Sicily for tours of the Western area and you have a few days available, I recommend a day on the island, as we did.

It is possible to go around the island independently or take part in mini cruises that depart from Trapani. Among these, one of the best is the tour between Favignana and Levanzo, a trip of approximately 8 hours including meals on board the ship


The ideal would be to dedicate at least a week to Favignana, to calmly explore the coves of the island and to allow yourself a little relaxation in a place where time seems to pass slowly.

The island offers both classic tourist villages and apartments or B & Bs.

How to get to Favignana

To reach Favignana there are hydrofoils that depart from Trapani, make daily trips and take about 20/30 minutes to reach the island.

As an alternative to the hydrofoil, there is the ferry, but I remind you that in August for non-residents there are restrictions on boarding the car.

Council: if you plan to visit Favignana in high season, for example in August, I suggest you buy your tickets online at least a week in advance. At the port there were several people who had to give up the excursion to Favignana, since the hydrofoils were all full.

We got them on the site www.libertylines.com. Remember to go to the port 30 minutes before departure to receive your boarding pass.

If you are by car, I recommend that you leave it at the guarded car park in Via Libica, 19, located about 1 km from the embarkation and with a shuttle service.

You can find it on the site portoditrapani, we were fine, they took us to the port and came back to pick us up on the way back.

How to get around in Favignana

Favignana is a small island, 9 km long and 4 km wide, the best way to get around the island are bicycles or scooters for the lazy. As soon as you get off the hydrofoil you will find different rental solutions, the costs vary from the period and from how many days you use the vehicle.

The most famous beaches of Favignana

Favignana is full of coves where you can enjoy the wonderful waters and the beautiful backdrops. Most of the beaches have rocks, they are usually flat and it is possible to lie down. We recommend that you bring beach shoes to facilitate access to the water.

In the high season some beaches are very crowded but there is always some space.

The beaches not to be missed in Favignana are:

Cala Azzurra: Among the most beautiful beaches of Favignana there is certainly Cala Azzurra, a sea of ​​unique colors, with shades ranging from very light blue to dark blue. We were there in August and the small beach was very full, we had to climb and find a space between the rocks. Furthermore Cala Azzurra was full of Posidonia, despite this we loved it.

Lido Burrone: The only sandy and equipped beach on the island, the sea as always wonderful, particularly suitable for families with children. Obviously in August it is always crowded but you can find a place to stop in the free part. Lido Burrone is easily accessible from the town.

Cala Rossa: It is the most spectacular and fascinating beach in Favignana, in fact it is among the most photographed. It is not easy to access the water, so it is not really suitable for families with small children.

Bue Marino: It is competing for the title of best beach in Favignana together with Cala Azzura and Cala Rossa. The sea is turquoise blue, access to the water is quite difficult and places on the rocks are limited. The caves are spectacular and suggestive, a perfect beach for those who love swimming and diving.

Calamoni: Calamani is located on the coast of Cala Burrone, it is formed by a series of coves of sand and rocks. The sea as always is transparent and crystal clear.

Marasolo: Beautiful beach not far from Calamoni, it is perfect for those looking for a little relaxation, away from the crowds of Lido Burrone or other more famous coves. Near the beach there is a bar where you can eat something.

Below you will find the video we published on the Youtube channel, about our day in Favignana:

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