Terra Scavata

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. 

 © 2023 Claudia Orsetti 

Freelance Photographer