Egadi Islands

The Aegadian Islands Protected Marine Area is a protected marine area consisting of 53,992 ha of sea in the territory of the archipelago of the Egadi Islands, in Sicily. With its surface it is the largest marine protected area in Europe.

Since 2001 it has been entrusted to the Municipality of Favignana to manage it by the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea and from 1 August 2010 the Implementing and Organization Regulations came into force which establishes the rules for activities within the 'AMP The president of the A.M.P. he is, by statute, the mayor of the managing body, while the director in charge, since 4 November 2010, is Stefano Donati.

Furthermore, the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo are protected by the Sicilian Region, being a site of community interest.

(Source: Wikipedia)



The Butterfly, as the island is often called due to the two wings that seem to unfold on the blue flower of the sea to suggest the nectar, owes its current name to the wind Favonio, while in ancient times it was called Aegusa.


The island of Levanzo has a very wild nature, there are no roadways and the only way to get around it is on foot or by bicycle. The town is located in the town around the port and has about 220 residents.


Marettimo is the smallest and the wildest. There are pebble beaches on the slopes of the promontory of Punta Troia, near the bend of Scalo Maestro and small sandy coves that can only be reached by sea. Splendid are Cala Bianca and Cala Nera.