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Protected Area

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  • Isole Egadi Marine Protected Area:
    • Sea Surface Area (ha): 53.992,00
    • Regions: Sicilia
    • Provinces: Trapani
    • Municipalities: Favignana
    • Establishment Measures: DI 27/12/91 - DI 8/8/93, DM 17/5/96, DM 1/8/2010
    • PA Official List: EUAP0172
  • Further managed Protected Areas:
    • SIC Fondali dell'Arcipelago delle Isole Egadi
    • ZPS Arcipelago delle Egadi - area marina e terrestre
    • ZSC Isola di Favignana
    • ZSC Isola di Levanzo
    • ZSC Isola di Marettimo

 

 
Cala Rossa - Favignana

The Archipelago

The Egadi Archipelago, facing the western coast of Sicily, is formed by the Islands of Favignana, Levanzo, and Marettimo and by the islets of Formica and Maraone. The wonderful seabed surrounding the island, rich in flora and wildlife, as well as in archaeological finds, and the wild coasts make it a small terrestrial paradise safeguarded by the Marine Area, established with Interdepartmental Decree of 21/12/1991 by the Italian Ministry of the Environment and entrusted to the Municipality of Favignana in 2001.
With its 53,992 ha, is the largest marine reserve in Europe.
Fascinating beaches, concealed bays, and charming caves along the indented coast create a magic and unique setting for all visitors who love nature and the sea.

 

European fan worm

The Marine Protected Area

The regulations deal with the activities that are admitted and not admitted in the various areas, according to the various possibilities offered by the Marine Protected Area.

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