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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

Grape Zibibbo Pantelleria
ZIBIBBO
The first is the very sweet Zibibbo grape, used as a table grape or conserved dry as raisins,...
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...
RNO Pantelleria
RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA
Where the mosaic of the vine and olive cultivations are interrupted, the green of the scrub, the...
Del Freddo Cave Pantelleria
Cold Cave
Known by the name “u pirtusu du nutaru” this cave is made out of an underwater...
Stufa di Kazen Pantelleria
STUFA DI KAZEN
A very ancient sauna with two underground areas built making the most of the natural vapours
Cala Tramontana Pantelleria
CALA TRAMONTANA
A beautiful bay for its sea bed and the context of the landscape
Laghetto delle ondine Pantelleria
LAGHETTO DELLE ONDINE
A small, natural basin dug into the sea which is almost a natural, salt water swimming pool
Typical products Pantelleria
GASTRONOMIA PANTESCA
Not to be missed is the typical Pantellerian salad made with potatoes, capers, tomatoes, olives,...

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