three islands that form a mini-archipelago off Trapani are called
Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo; they count some 4,600 inhabitants.
All three are blessed with lovely coastlines immersed in glorious
crystal-clear water. The islands which are known to have been inhabited
since prehistoric times (indeed, it is thought that Levanzo and
Favignana formed part of the main island of Sicily in the Palaeolithic
times), witnessed a very important event in Antiquity: for it was
in these waters that the treaty sealing an end to the First Punic
War (241 BC) was signed, whereby Carthage assigned Sicily to the
charcoal and animal fat paintings represent early attempts at fishing
(both tuna and dolphins are discernible), animal husbandry (a woman
leads a cow with a halter) and ritual images of men dancing and
women with wide hips. These paintings are compatible with the Franco-Cantabrian
cave paintings of Lascaux in southwest France and Altamira in Spain.