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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

Punta Spadillo Pantelleria
PUNTA SPADILLO
A promontory on the point of which the lighthouse rises
Bue Marino Pantelleria
BUE MARINO
Once a famous seaside locality as it was a stopping point for monk seals
Passito Pantelleria
PASSITO
The very sweet Zibibbo grape, used as a table grape or conserved dry as raisins, but above all...
Monte Gibele Pantelleria
MONTE GIBELE
An ancient, extinct volcano, a famous naturalistic attraction. The name comes from the...
Stufa di Kazen Pantelleria
STUFA DI KAZEN
A very ancient sauna with two underground areas built making the most of the natural vapours
Grape Zibibbo Pantelleria
ZIBIBBO
The first is the very sweet Zibibbo grape, used as a table grape or conserved dry as raisins,...
Mursia Village Pantelleria
VILLAGGIO DI MURSIA
The remains of the ancient prehistoric centre of Mursia. Human settlement dating back to the...
Punta Fram Pantelleria
PUNTA FRAM
The western extremity of the island, characterised by a moon-like landscape with lava stones...

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