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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

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...
Punta Fram Pantelleria
PUNTA FRAM
The western extremity of the island, characterised by a moon-like landscape with lava stones...
Mursia Village Pantelleria
VILLAGGIO DI MURSIA
The remains of the ancient prehistoric centre of Mursia. Human settlement dating back to the...
Montagna Grande Pantelleria
MONTAGNA GRANDE
Situated almost on the centre of the island, it rises 836 metres above sea level.It is covered...
Fields Pantelleria
AGRICOLTURA-VITICOLTURA
The economic and working activity of the island, in spite of the insularity of the territory,...
Small port of Scauri Pantelleria
PORTICCIOLO DI SCAURI
It is reached from the village by a spectacular stairway; splendid sunsets. Scauri: An important...
Dammuso Pantelleria
DAMMUSO
A very simple construction, probably introduced by the Arabs, made out of lava rock. The vault...
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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