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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

Martingana Pantelleria
MARTINGANA
A small inhabited centre in the south of the island
Monte Gibele Pantelleria
MONTE GIBELE
An ancient, extinct volcano, a famous naturalistic attraction. The name comes from the...
Cala Gadir Pantelleria
CALA GADIR
A district with an ancient maritime village structured like a theatre around a small harbour. It...
Capers Pantelleria
CAPPERI
The Pantelleria caper, of the Capperis spinosa species is considered to be the finest in the...
Laghetto delle ondine Pantelleria
LAGHETTO DELLE ONDINE
A small, natural basin dug into the sea which is almost a natural, salt water swimming pool
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...
Picture of the Madonna della Margana Pantelleria
QUADRO DELLA MADONNA DELLA MARGANA
A painting dating back to early medieval times depicting the patron saint of the island....
Venere lake Pantelleria
LAGO DI VENERE
Suggestive water basin inside a volcanic crater. It is fed not only by rainwater but also by...

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