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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

Sea Museum Pantelleria
Museum of the Sea
Here numerous archaeological marine finds are kept, among the most important is the under water...
Small port of Scauri Pantelleria
PORTICCIOLO DI SCAURI
It is reached from the village by a spectacular stairway; splendid sunsets. Scauri: An important...
Pantelleria
SESI, COLLINE DI CIMILLIA
Funeral monuments from the mid-Bronze age pertaining to the prehistoric village of Mursia. The...
Cala Gadir Pantelleria
CALA GADIR
A district with an ancient maritime village structured like a theatre around a small harbour. It...
Obsidian Pantelleria
OSSIDIANA
A volcanic glass known since prehistoric times
Elephant Arch Pantelleria
ARCO DELL'ELEFANTE
Sculpture modelled into the rock by the forces of nature which closes the magnificent scenery of...
Late-Roman settlement of Scauri Pantelleria
INSEDIAMENTO TARDO-ROMANO DI SCAURI
The remains of one of the greatest productive and commercial centres of the late- Roman...
Stufa di Kazen Pantelleria
STUFA DI KAZEN
A very ancient sauna with two underground areas built making the most of the natural vapours

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