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Situated north of Favignana, Levanzo is the smallest of the Egadi Islands, spreading on an area of about 5 square kilometers. The 18th century tiny harbor of Cala Dogana is the only village on the island, which has maintained a pristine and wild environment. Levanzo is ideal for trekkers, crossed by a trail connecting the village with the lighthouse of Capo Grosso, at the far northern tip.
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The high and rugged coastline is characterized by ravines and caves. The main attraction is the Grotta del Genovese, world famous for its prehistoric graffitis and rock paintings of great historical and artistic value.
Among Sicily's most important archaeological sites, the Grotta del Genovese is located on the northwestern coast in the area called the tip of the Genovese and can be reached both by foot or by boat. Discovered by accident in 1949, the cave's walls depict scenes of everyday life, large animals and idols, drawings of which some date back to 10,000 BC.
Part of the Egadi Islands Natural Reserve, Levanzo is along the migratory routes and home to a diverse group of bird species, both permanent and temporary residents . In its rock crevices raptors such as kestrels, buzzards, vultures, peregrine falcons nest and also the very rare Bonelli Eagle can be witnessed.
The clear waters and underwater caves make it the best diving and snorkeling spots for enthusiasts, Capo Grosso and its cliffs standing out as the most frequented.