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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...
Fields Pantelleria
AGRICOLTURA-VITICOLTURA
The economic and working activity of the island, in spite of the insularity of the territory,...
RNO Pantelleria
RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA
Where the mosaic of the vine and olive cultivations are interrupted, the green of the scrub, the...
Grape Zibibbo Pantelleria
ZIBIBBO
The first is the very sweet Zibibbo grape, used as a table grape or conserved dry as raisins,...
Punta Spadillo Pantelleria
PUNTA SPADILLO
A promontory on the point of which the lighthouse rises
Mursia Village Pantelleria
VILLAGGIO DI MURSIA
The remains of the ancient prehistoric centre of Mursia. Human settlement dating back to the...
Typical products Pantelleria
GASTRONOMIA PANTESCA
Not to be missed is the typical Pantellerian salad made with potatoes, capers, tomatoes, olives,...
Capers Pantelleria
CAPPERI
The Pantelleria caper, of the Capperis spinosa species is considered to be the finest in the...

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