On May 7 see 50 people, including children, people of Marettimo Levanzo and Favignana, people owning homes or tourists, including foreigners, to roll up our sleeves and clean up a hill like a slut peak Maritime is a difficult thing to think about. But it all really happened, filling the boats of friends marettimari John and Philip of waste brought by winter storms and the carelessness of man. The final applause spontaneously and simply we made each other, giving thanks to nature, with a heart full of an experience emotionally important to do good.
The evening was held in the country, in the spontaneity typical of the community marettimo, a feast of grilled fish and bread, accompanied by good wine and Sicilian music.
Seven was the opening day of the peak Castle Troy recently restored by the municipality of Favignana, the presence of authority as the mayor and the prefect of Trapani, organized by the cultural Maritime Vito Vaccaro and many volunteers who made this day unforgettable. The castle, of which the first signs we have around the year 850 AD, is the cultural symbol of this magnificent island set in the turquoise sea.
Inside, in addition to the museum area, will be the Centre of the Monk Seal, a project of the marine protected Aegadian, animal once found throughout the Mediterranean basin, to date there resist small communities scattered patchy. Island Marine has been the subject of several sightings of specimens of this endangered mammal. Moreover, the island, thanks to several caves and tranquility of the sea, out of the trade flows in most of the year was voted the area of reproduction. The observatory, located on a cliff overlooking the sea more than a hundred feet high, is the ideal location for the sighting of this mysterious animal and its study. The challenge now is to live in this place other clothes, no longer garrison sighting of the Saracen invasions and Norman, but ideologically place in the middle of the Mediterranean in the ones that were for ancient Phoenicians the first columns of Hercules, today will be a beacon for environmental protection and peace.
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COMMENT "EGADI: HERE IT IS THE MONK SEAL OBSERVATORY"
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