A bicycle, without a doubt, is the most convenient and rational mode of transport on the island of Favignana. You can go around the whole island without pedaling slowly, in an hour and a half. As soon as we got to the island by speed boat from Trapani, we went to the tuna museum. Today I would like to share with you a series of antique cars that I managed to capture during our half-hour walk around the island.
At first I did not give their concentration any particular attention, but when they began to come across at every step, it immediately became clear that they would need to devote a separate publication.
There are almost no new cars on Favignan, it seems life froze here dozens of years ago. And it’s true - the ban on the traditional tuna fight, called “Mattan”, deprived the majority of residents of their jobs and permanent income. Now a little more than 4000 people live on the island, of which a couple of dozen children can be found every evening on the central square of the city. Remained free, incredibly beautiful beaches and some income from the tourism sector. At times, the atmosphere of Favignan is somewhat reminiscent of Cuba.
But we will return to charming cars. I am not an expert in the history of automobiles, although I have been to the Ferrari Museum, I can only admire these creations as an esthete, but once again I am convinced that manufacturers understood much more in design before. Each car had a soul that is becoming increasingly difficult for modern motorists in our century of globalization. Why do they all seem so sweet to us? Is it nostalgia?
Near the port, I found several garages where rare cars are being repaired or reconstructed more correctly. Perhaps this is one of the hobbies of the inhabitants of the island. This old Fiat, for example, arrived sometime from Rome.
If you pay attention, each car under the windshield at the bottom left has insurance. This means that they still use it, that is, it is on the go!
In addition to the Citroens, Renault also occurs. Just some kind of French expansion.
The relatively new Fiat. I liked the turtle and the mirrors here. Very nice tuning.
How about this orange monster?
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What do Favignana Island do?
- Visit the Tuna Museum
- Relax in one of the incredibly beautiful bays, one of which Cala Rosa is one of the 10 best beaches in Italy.
- Spend part of your honeymoon in one of the luxury hotels with great views and at a very affordable price.
- Cycling around the island, as we did in June 2014