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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

Elephant Arch Pantelleria
ARCO DELL'ELEFANTE
Sculpture modelled into the rock by the forces of nature which closes the magnificent scenery of...
Pantelleria
CASTELLO
This is the most interesting element in the town centre. It is thought that it could date back...
Montagna Grande Pantelleria
MONTAGNA GRANDE
Situated almost on the centre of the island, it rises 836 metres above sea level.It is covered...
Fields Pantelleria
AGRICOLTURA-VITICOLTURA
The economic and working activity of the island, in spite of the insularity of the territory,...
Martingana Pantelleria
MARTINGANA
A small inhabited centre in the south 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...
Cala Tramontana Pantelleria
CALA TRAMONTANA
A beautiful bay for its sea bed and the context of the landscape
Monte Gibele Pantelleria
MONTE GIBELE
An ancient, extinct volcano, a famous naturalistic attraction. The name comes from the...

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