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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

Favare Pantelleria
FAVARE
From the Arabic fawâra = source. These are emissions of water vapour which come out of the...
Pantelleria
CASTELLO
This is the most interesting element in the town centre. It is thought that it could date back...
Martingana Pantelleria
MARTINGANA
A small inhabited centre in the south of the island
Laghetto delle ondine Pantelleria
LAGHETTO DELLE ONDINE
A small, natural basin dug into the sea which is almost a natural, salt water swimming pool
Sea Museum Pantelleria
Museum of the Sea
Here numerous archaeological marine finds are kept, among the most important is the under water...
Typical products Pantelleria
GASTRONOMIA PANTESCA
Not to be missed is the typical Pantellerian salad made with potatoes, capers, tomatoes, olives,...
Punta Spadillo Pantelleria
PUNTA SPADILLO
A promontory on the point of which the lighthouse rises
Dammuso Pantelleria
DAMMUSO
A very simple construction, probably introduced by the Arabs, made out of lava rock. The vault...

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