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Favignana and Trapani

Largest of the Egadi islands - off Trapani, to the west of Sicily - Favignana is
perhaps known best for its annual 'matanza', a traditional method for landing the
huge tuna fish that are trapped in a system of nets and corridors as they pass by.
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Scanned or copied from B&W and colour slides, taken in 1998 & 1999
Downtown
Downtown
Main harbour...
Main harbour...
.... former tonneria...
.... former tonneria...
... and castle
... and castle
Chiesa Madre
Chiesa Madre
Back to the mainland?
Back to the mainland?
Former stone quarry
Former stone quarry
More quarrying
More quarrying
Matanza anchors
Matanza anchors
The Florio family home
The Florio family home
Preparing the nets
Preparing the nets
Across to Levanzo
Across to Levanzo
Former tonneria
Former tonneria
Matanza net anchors
Matanza net anchors
Scrubby beach in the harbour
Scrubby beach in the harbour
Tuna boats and sheds
Tuna boats and sheds
Tuna boats
Tuna boats
Windy day
Windy day
Net supports and anchors
Net supports and anchors
Tonnara - Valderice, Trapani
Tonnara - Valderice, Trapani
Tonnara - Valderice
Tonnara - Valderice
Tuna boats - Valderice
Tuna boats - Valderice
Hotel, Trapani
Hotel, Trapani
Sundown, Trapani
Sundown, Trapani