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Pantelleria

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Hundreds of thousands of years ago a large explosion in the heart of the Mediterranean made the summit of a volcanic crater emerge: Pantelleria, the black pearl of the Mediterranean. In spite of its insular nature, Pantelleria reveals almost everywhere its character as an island of farmers: here the famous Zibibbo grape is cultivated from which raisins and the Passito and Moscato wines are produced, while the caper is considered to be of excellent quality. In the terraced districts, with names of Arab origins, the typical farmers houses, the dammusi, built with the dark lava stone and covered with an extremely white domed roof can be seen dotted around. Warm waters and mud baths represent real natural centres of wellbeing. The island presents numerous traces of settlements, including the famous Neolithic site of Mursia with the tombs of the Sesi. The construction of the austere Pantelleria Castle is attributed to the Normans.

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The beauties di (en)Pantelleria

Martingana Pantelleria
MARTINGANA
A small inhabited centre in the south of the island
Pantelleria
SESI, COLLINE DI CIMILLIA
Funeral monuments from the mid-Bronze age pertaining to the prehistoric village of Mursia. The...
Cala Levante Pantelleria
CALA LEVANTE
A beautiful bay which is famous for its sea bed and landscape
Acropolis of San Marco - Santa Teresa Pantelleria
ACROPOLI DI SAN MARCO - SANTA TERESA
The centre of the ancient city occupied first by the Punics and then by the Romans, situated in...
Fields Pantelleria
AGRICOLTURA-VITICOLTURA
The economic and working activity of the island, in spite of the insularity of the territory,...
Picture of the Madonna della Margana Pantelleria
QUADRO DELLA MADONNA DELLA MARGANA
A painting dating back to early medieval times depicting the patron saint of the island....
Punta Nicą Pantelleria
PUNTA NICA'
A beautiful cove with thermal springs in the area reachable by sea
Cala Tramontana Pantelleria
CALA TRAMONTANA
A beautiful bay for its sea bed and the context of the landscape

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