Terra scavata means Dug Land.
Favignana is mostly made out of tuff.
The extraction of this stone has been one of the main economical activity of the island for long time, which deeply affected its rural landscape. Cathedrals of rocks, pyramidal eaves, surreal geometrical holes in the ground. The villages are yellow like cream and the sea looks like a weird chessboard of a giant.
The territory of Favignana has been mutating through time and this man altered landscape became slowly THE landscape of the island.