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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

Passito Pantelleria
PASSITO
The very sweet Zibibbo grape, used as a table grape or conserved dry as raisins, but above all...
Typical products Pantelleria
GASTRONOMIA PANTESCA
Not to be missed is the typical Pantellerian salad made with potatoes, capers, tomatoes, olives,...
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...
Dammuso Pantelleria
DAMMUSO
A very simple construction, probably introduced by the Arabs, made out of lava rock. The vault...
Laghetto delle ondine Pantelleria
LAGHETTO DELLE ONDINE
A small, natural basin dug into the sea which is almost a natural, salt water swimming pool
Punta Nicą Pantelleria
PUNTA NICA'
A beautiful cove with thermal springs in the area reachable by sea
Cala Gadir Pantelleria
CALA GADIR
A district with an ancient maritime village structured like a theatre around a small harbour. It...
Small port of Scauri Pantelleria
PORTICCIOLO DI SCAURI
It is reached from the village by a spectacular stairway; splendid sunsets. Scauri: An important...

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