Are these Sicily's most serene islands?

Jun 10, 2021 148


Just off the west coast of Sicily, the glossy Italian fantasy runs out of breath amid spawning bluefins and African winds. Instead, the Egadi islands are feral in-between lands of phantasmagoric rock and chameleonic waters, set in Europe’s largest marine reserve.

Beneath the surface, Neptune grass writhes like cilia, sweeping forth shipwrecked relics – Phoenician, Roman, Norman, Arab, Aragonese – so common that they are used by some locals as paperweights. Isles that feel so far out... and yet, Favignana, the largest, is only a half-hour hydrofoil ride from Sicily’s Trapani. 

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