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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

Del Freddo Cave Pantelleria
Cold Cave
Known by the name “u pirtusu du nutaru” this cave is made out of an underwater...
Pantelleria
SESI, COLLINE DI CIMILLIA
Funeral monuments from the mid-Bronze age pertaining to the prehistoric village of Mursia. The...
Fields Pantelleria
AGRICOLTURA-VITICOLTURA
The economic and working activity of the island, in spite of the insularity of the territory,...
Capers Pantelleria
CAPPERI
The Pantelleria caper, of the Capperis spinosa species is considered to be the finest in the...
Lava stone Pantelleria
PIETRA LAVICA
Lava stone is another natural resource which is used in the building industry
Martingana Pantelleria
MARTINGANA
A small inhabited centre in the south of the island
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...
Sea Museum Pantelleria
Museum of the Sea
Here numerous archaeological marine finds are kept, among the most important is the under water...

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