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Pantelleria

Dammuso

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

Dammuso Pantelleria
DAMMUSO
A very simple construction, probably introduced by the Arabs, made out of lava rock. The vault...
RNO Pantelleria
RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA
Where the mosaic of the vine and olive cultivations are interrupted, the green of the scrub, the...
Elephant Arch Pantelleria
ARCO DELL'ELEFANTE
Sculpture modelled into the rock by the forces of nature which closes the magnificent scenery of...
Punta Nicą Pantelleria
PUNTA NICA'
A beautiful cove with thermal springs in the area reachable by sea
Obsidian Pantelleria
OSSIDIANA
A volcanic glass known since prehistoric times
Favare Pantelleria
FAVARE
From the Arabic fawâra = source. These are emissions of water vapour which come out of the...
Punta Fram Pantelleria
PUNTA FRAM
The western extremity of the island, characterised by a moon-like landscape with lava stones...
Capers Pantelleria
CAPPERI
The Pantelleria caper, of the Capperis spinosa species is considered to be the finest in the...

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