Levanzo (in Sicilian Lèvanzu) consists of calcareous rocks white that have numerous caves. The Greek name of the island was Phorbantia, probably because of the abundant amount of grass in the island. The country is composed of a haggard group of houses equipped with a small marina, which is approximately 15 km from Trapani. Is devoid of railways, apart from a small stretch of asphalt road that leads to the beach of the Faraglione. This condition of technological backwardness explains the integrity of its scenic beauty.
On the coast overlooking some caves, the most famous of which is the Grotta del Genovese, one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy, with its rock paintings and engravings dating back to the early Palaeolithic (9680 a.C.). Also in front of Cala Minnola, a few tens of meters from Punta Altarella, there is one of the archaeological sites submerged more important of the Sicily. An underwater path leads to the wreck of a Roman ship of the I century B.C., which was shipwrecked losing its load of wine amphorae. Are still visible during the path fragments of these containers for the transport of the wine, internally coated with pitch. In Riva, instead, you can observe the traces of an establishment of epoch Hellenistic-roman for machining of garum, fish sauce that the Romans used as a condiment.