Favignana: Cala Rossa, the most beloved, the most desired, the most beautiful.

Cala Rossa FavignanaThere are places on this planet definitely unique, i reef, gli atolli, Caribbean islands, places that we all dream of visiting at least once in our lives: one of these places, perhaps not everyone knows that we have it in Sicily, particularly in Egadi Islands, Favignana is Cala Rossa.

Cala Rossa FavignanaWorld famous, covers of magazines on tourism and the environment have devoted whole pages to this jewel of nature of our Mediterranean sea.

Cala Rossa takes its name mythically, like many places of our Sicily, by terrible facts and sad like to reiterate that even in the worst situation we can always make the best.

Here in 241 before Christ the 10 March, there was a terrible naval battle, so were the victims that the entire gulf are colored blood red… but it is a legend ? We'll never know but from discoveries made in the depths towards Levanzo dozens of bolts of Roman ships, we can say that probably the legend corresponds to a minimum of truth. The famous and terrible Battle of the Egadi unwittingly he gave name to one of the most beautiful bays of the Mediterranean and would.

But let her visit.

Cala Rossa FavignanaTo get to Cala Rossa land I prefer the bike, but also on foot by way of hiking is a nice walk to be made, We must follow the straight of Seaside, the big bend to the right and go straight. Then just follow the clearly visible signs to reach the cove that is easily from the village about 4 km, that take place comfortably in 50 minute walk away, 15 in bike. See our Egadi Maps.

You arrive to a stone building on your right (a pair of famous Italian actors), in front of which is access to the cove. You can leave your bike here. Once off, attention to the caves on the right side of the cove and that meander in tunnels hundreds of meters. Although they seem solid, no one has ever been verified resistance. It is therefore not advisable inoltrarvisi. Attention also to the trails, friable and slippery.

Cala Rossa FavignanaThe intense turquoise seabed is an excellent contrast with the golden white of tuff walls that embrace. These ancient excavations have created cave articulated in burrows, present in the western part of the cove. The caves are very impressive especially the last hours of the day, when the sun, now low on the horizon, it illuminates the interior. But be careful !

The beach of Cala Rossa is crystal clear and flat rocks are ideal for sunbathing.

looking from above, to the left, it is a pebble beach, only exception in a cove of very large rocks.

Cala Rossa FavignanaThe accessibility to the sea is uncomfortable: to reach the cove you have to walk more or less steeply down narrow paths and steep. Being the very wide cove is possible that you must also walk a few minutes to achieve the desired rock.For her beauty, The cove is ideally suited to anyone who can deal with the long descent. Practically, But, They should pay particular attention to families with children under the age of three years, pregnant women and those with walking difficulties.

Cala Rossa FavignanaIn summer it is overrun by boats that come from all Egadi and Sicily, Marsala in particular is very close. These boats should moor in the BOE prepared by AMP Egadi to preserve the rich depths of Posidonia present. If you check the illicit calls HARBOR CAPITANERIA without hesitation and denounced any transgression. E’ important to all work together so that this pearl of groove is preserved.

Cala Rossa FavignanaThere are several nautical services which may take you by boat to Cala, Use only those authorized to have in plain view a plaque specially released by AMP Egadi Islands.

An advice, bring the shoes for rocks, a loaf of bread for the looks and do snorkeling one you will not forget… if you go by boat… watch out for seagulls…we steal lunch !! Good bathroom in Cala Rossa.

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Photos and text © Giorgio De Simone


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