A natural reserve since 1992, the archipelago of the Egadi Islands lies off the western tip of Sicily. The sea beds of these beautiful islands are simply wonderful, rich in many animal and plant species. Truly unspoilt nature, breathtaking landscapes and views and the ancient and traditional hospitality of the inhabitants make the Egadi Islands a place to visit and live. Three islands compose the archipelago: Favignana, the largest one; Marettimo, the farthest from the Sicilian coast and the most mysterious, and Levanzo, the smallest of them. Contrary to many Sicilian islands, the Egadi Islands have no volcanic origin, their geological structure is in fact dolomitic.
The archipelago of the Egadi is more interesting from a naturalistic than from a tourist viewpoint. Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo are the three islands of the archipelago which, because of their conformation and their landscapes, look like reflexive mirrors while retaining distinctive features. Favignana, the largest of the three islands, has buildings of some artistic value, such as some Baroque churches and the Florio palace.