Top ChoiceCave in Levanzo

Grotta del Genovese

Between 6000 and 10,000 years old, the Upper Palaeolithic wall paintings and Neolithic incised drawings at the Genovese Cave were discovered in 1949 by Francesca Minellono, a painter from Florence who was...

Top ChoiceGardens in Favignana

Giardino dell'Impossibile

To get under the skin – quite literally – of the island of Favignana, take an eye-opening stroll around these unusual botanical gardens, created by owner and visionary Maria Gabriella Campo from 2005. Some 300...

Top ChoiceViewpoint in Favignana

Castello di Santa Caterina

No visit to Favignana is complete without a memorable hike or run uphill to this hilltop fort, built atop an ancient Saracen fort in the 15th century and today ruined and abandoned. During WWII it was used as a...

Top ChoiceOsteria in Favignana

Osteria del Sotto Sale

The atmosphere is casual-chic at this welcoming osteria (tavern) with indoor and outdoor seating on Favignana's main pedestrian street. An offshoot of the more upscale Sotto Sale restaurant around the corner, it...

Top ChoiceDeli in Marettimo

La Cambusa

The finest Sicilian cheeses and artisan sauces, cured, roasted and marinated meats, veg dishes and breads tempt at this gastronomic butcher's shop and gourmet deli – an utterly fabulous ode to Slow Food and...

Modern Sicilian in Favignana

Ristorante Sotto Sale

Favignana's favourite spot for a romantic dinner, Sotto Sale caters to a sophisticated crowd with beautifully presented nouvelle Sicilian cuisine. Savour creative appetisers like tataki tuna rolls with almonds,...

Seafood in Marettimo

Trattoria Il Veliero

Just north of the hydrofoil dock, this family-run waterfront eatery is a seafood-lover's fantasy. Chef-owner Peppe Bevilacqua goes to the market daily, picking out the freshest catches. Superbly prepared Sicilian...

Sicilian in Favignana

Trattoria da Papù

Dodge the tourist crowds and duck into this traditional eatery, complete with fish-net-strung walls and B&W action shots of island fishermen working their trade. Fresh fish is brought to the table on metal...

Seafood in Levanzo

Bar Arcobaleno

Perched directly above the tiny port, Gino's no-frills village cafe cooks up a bird's-eye view of the big blue sea and ferries sailing to the island. Predictably, the day's catch dominates the menu: ricci (sea...

Bar in Favignana

New Albatros

Strategically placed for people-watching on Favignana's main pedestrian street, this bar serves drinks and snacks along with an eclectic mix of reggae, rock and blues, while a steady parade of locals and tourists...

Bar in Favignana

Monique Concept Bar

The closest Favignana gets to 'on trend', Monique is an attractive lounge bar with a couple of tiny tables squatting on the pavement outside. Several more languish in the fashionable interior, decked out with a...

Seafood in Favignana

Spaghetteria Pakkaro

The chef cooks up tasty, unpretentious pasta and seafood dishes at this down-to-earth, atmospheric trattoria on Favignana's central piazza. Try busiate (corkscrew-shaped pasta) with shrimp, pistachios and fish...

Historic Building in Favignana

Palazzo Flavio

Favignana's centrepiece palazzo is a garden-framed caramel mansion, built in a fancy Liberty style in 1876 for local fishing tycoon Ignazio Florio who purchased the Egadi Islands in 1874. A small tourist office...