The Greek called the island Aegusa but the island was named Favignana after the wind Favonio during the Middle Age. It looks like a big butterfly alighting peacefully on the Mediterranean waters. These waters still evoke historical and mythical episodes. Those who reach Favignana first notice the elegance and the lightness of Palazzo Florio (1876), symbol of the island.

You can start your tour around the town from here and following the main street you will reach the heart of the island's life, Piazza Madrice, where anything happens. On the right of the square you can penetrate into the S. Anna neighbourhood, the most ancient nucleus of the town. Here, among the simple houses built in tuff, there are wonderful hypogeum gardens.