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Tonnara di Vendicari

Tonnara Sicily, Italy

Ancient tradition at Tonnara di Vendicari

The tuna-fishing nets in Vendicari is also called "Bafutu". It was built in the eighteenth century following the great increase in the concession of tuna-fishing nets in Sicily.

The activity of the tuna-fishing nets was helped by the presence of salt pans, the first dating back in the Greek era. After some positive and negative periods, the tuna-fishing nets was completely renovated in 1914, thanks to the economic support of Antonino Modica Munafò, noble of Avola. In 1943, after the landing of the allies, for economic problems, the tuna-fishing nets definitively closed. Today it remains a unique and fascinating monument of the ancient Sicilian tradition of fishing and tuna processing.


Near Ragusa
Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi Faunistica di Vendicari, Contrada Vendicari, 96017 Noto SR, Italia

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