Fodor's Expert Review Cave Bianche Hotel

Strada Comunale Fanfalo, Favigana, Sicily, 91023, Italy Fodor's Choice

Tufa quarries are a feature of Favignana's landscape, and this designer hotel to the southeast of town has been built within one that has been abandoned. Surrounded by the sheer walls of the quarry, the clean style and architecture of the building reflect its unique setting. The prevailing tone is fashionably minimalist—even Spartan—but creature comforts and the spirit of luxury have not been sacrificed. Tufa is used in the good-size bedrooms, too, keeping them cool and soothing. You can relax on decks or lawns in the grounds scattered with tall agave, colorful oleander, and pomegranate trees, and enjoy refreshing dips in the impressive, L-shape pool. If you want a break from the top-notch food in the restaurant, take the free shuttle to dine in town. From the hotel, it's a pleasant 15-minute walk to Cala Azzurra beach.


  • spectacular setting
  • excellent restaurant
  • eco-friendly ethos


  • austere modern design may not be to everyone's liking
  • guestrooms are a little basic
  • journey needed to get anywhere (though there is a free shuttle into town)




Phones: 0923-925451


32 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Oct.–May, Free Breakfast

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