LEVANZO ISLAND - ITINERARIES

GENOESE CAVE

Moving away from the inhabited center, continuing towards the left of the port, you take the asphalt road uphill that leads to Pizzo Monaco, and soon you reach a valley. At this point, to the east, you will admire the Florio houses and the Saracen Tower. Continuing, beyond the valley, the path becomes paved and continues to the forest shelter, near the pine forest of the Demanio. Here you come to a crossroads: turning left, the path will continue slightly uphill towards the Genoese Cave. After passing the pine forest, the path continues downhill to the cave, which will be found at the bottom on the left.

 

The cave owes its name to the district and the cove it overlooks. The entrance chamber, also called antegrotta, is 4 m high and 12 m deep. The internal cavity, or back cave, is instead less high and 35 m long and can be reached via a 3 m long and 60 cm high tunnel.

 

The back cave is of considerable historical interest, due to the graffiti and painted figures dating back to the Paleolithic and Neolithic times.

easy pedestrian bike path, 3.4 km, 80 minutes, altitude difference 150 meters

CAPO GROSSO

Following the direction of the Genoese Cave, upon arriving at the Forest Refuge, turn right, towards Cala Tramontana, and take the dirt road that cuts through the island for its entire length. This path reaches the Capo Grosso lighthouse. From here, you can contemplate a unique panorama: on one side an immense expanse of sea, on the other Formica, Maraone and the Trapani coast.

easy pedestrian bike path, 4.4 km, 100 minutes, height difference 150 meters

CALA TRAMONTANA

On the road to the Capo Grosso lighthouse, 50 m before an old iron gate, turn left. We will find ourselves on a beaten path, even if steep and downhill, which will lead us to a pebble beach, with a remarkably beautiful backdrop.

easy pedestrian bike path, 3.6 km, 90 minutes, altitude difference 15 meters

FARAGLIONI - PIETRE VARATE

This is a scenic route. The walk starts from the town, specifically from the paved road via Pietrevarate, and continues on the cliff overlooking the island of Favignana. In 15 minutes, along a path that goes down to the sea, you arrive at the pebble beach in front of the Faraglione, from which you can enjoy the sunset.

 

Returning to the road that runs along the sea, after a while, this becomes a narrow and impervious path, which can also be traveled by mountain bike. Continuing, the path will no longer be accessible by bike and, after passing 5 hairpin bends, you will arrive at the houses of Pietravarate, from which you can admire the sunset on the islands of Favignana and Marettimo.

easy pedestrian bike path, 1.4 km, 40 minutes, altitude difference 100 meters

CALA FREDDA - CALA MINNOLA - CALA CALCARA

Leaving the town and passing the cemetery, you will find Cala Fredda, a white pebble beach. Nearby, there is an old Florio warehouse and the flourishing pine forest on the left.

 

The dirt road continues uphill to the left and reaches the Florio houses. From there, a small road on the right allows you to reach the splendid Cala Minnola, characterized by large flat rocks and a turquoise sea.

 

Entering the pine forest, following the uphill path for about 20 minutes, you arrive at Cala Calcara. Even from here, you’ll be delighted by the view.

easy pedestrian bike path, Km 2.6, minutes 70, altitude difference 115 meters

FLORIO HOUSES

Leaving the town and following the dirt road that leads to Cala Fredda, continue to the left, flanking the pine forest. You pass the crossroads with the forest paths to the nearby coves and walk up to the viewpoint overlooking Favignana. Above, to the right, are the Florio Houses, once a farmhouse serving a vineyard that occupied much of the surrounding land called Florio Valley and of which nothing remains today.

easy pedestrian bike path, 1.4 Km, 40 minutes, altitude difference 70 meters

CALA MINNOLA - SARACEN TOWER

Arriving at the forest path near Cala Minnola, you arrive at the junction for the Saracen tower, reachable in about 20 minutes via an uphill path. From here, you can enjoy a splendid panoramic view of the Florio houses.

easy pedestrian bike path, Km 2,2, minutes 60, altitude difference 120 meters