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Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica

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Address: Via Giovanni Amendola 29, 91023, Sicily, Italy
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+39 324 563 1991
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Interesting and interactive

Beautifull surranding, lovely place. Interesting exhibitions everywhere. The old boats are fantastic!

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Beautifull surranding, lovely place. Interesting exhibitions everywhere. The old boats are fantastic!

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Munich, Germany
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Learning more about the tuna processing, fishing and selling. The factory was the first one in the world and sold everywhere. The building is in great condition and good tour. Thanks!

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Turin, Italy
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The former processing plant of tuna fish at Favignana island has been working for over 150 years, from the beginning of 19th century until the end of the 20th. It has now been turned into an extremely interesting museum and example of industrial archaelogy. Experienced guides are capable to entertain and explain the history and activity of the factory in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our guidebooks advised that there were plans to refurbish the derelict former tuna factory but when we arrived we were pleased to discover that this information was out of date and that this improvement had already taken place. Not knowing what was inside, we were a little nervous about paying the €3 entry fee, but the fantastic exhibitions make it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the Ex Stabilimento Florio just a few days ago. Amazing and interesting experience. You learn a lot about tuna fishing and the history of the island. The factory has been renovated in a lovely way and you can breath the love and the energy of that place. How the guide Gaetano explained to us, people who used to... More 

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Thank 122Rica
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing tour of a former tuna canning factory. We took the Italian tour(they also have an English one in the afternoon) an my wife partially translated the guide's story/speech to me. Very informative! Didn't think I woul learn this much about old tuna fishing methods, tuna processing, island history, etc. Tour does not take longer than 1 to 1 1/2... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Good for an afternoon visit when you have maxed out your sun exposure. Our guide was Italian speaking only... Overall a very interesting visit

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We did a quick whiz around this place, a bit surreal seeing a whole museum about tuna canning but overall worthwhile with really stunning architecture and some interesting exhibits. We couldn't help but wonder that the buildings would make a gorgeous boutique hotel though...

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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very informative. Fascinating journey into the history of the island. Staff very well trained. Open even late at night

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was a surprisingly modern, intelligently made museum, set in the dismisssed tuna factory of favignana. Exhibition are high end and interactive. The old art of tuna fishing in the mediterranean brought to life. A surprise!

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