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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

Small port of Scauri Pantelleria
PORTICCIOLO DI SCAURI
It is reached from the village by a spectacular stairway; splendid sunsets. Scauri: An important...
Punta Fram Pantelleria
PUNTA FRAM
The western extremity of the island, characterised by a moon-like landscape with lava stones...
Punta Nicą Pantelleria
PUNTA NICA'
A beautiful cove with thermal springs in the area reachable by sea
Capers Pantelleria
CAPPERI
The Pantelleria caper, of the Capperis spinosa species is considered to be the finest in the...
Martingana Pantelleria
MARTINGANA
A small inhabited centre in the south of the island
Monte Gibele Pantelleria
MONTE GIBELE
An ancient, extinct volcano, a famous naturalistic attraction. The name comes from the...
Cala Tramontana Pantelleria
CALA TRAMONTANA
A beautiful bay for its sea bed and the context of the landscape
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...

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