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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

Lava stone Pantelleria
PIETRA LAVICA
Lava stone is another natural resource which is used in the building industry
Monte Gibele Pantelleria
MONTE GIBELE
An ancient, extinct volcano, a famous naturalistic attraction. The name comes from the...
Venere lake Pantelleria
LAGO DI VENERE
Suggestive water basin inside a volcanic crater. It is fed not only by rainwater but also by...
Laghetto delle ondine Pantelleria
LAGHETTO DELLE ONDINE
A small, natural basin dug into the sea which is almost a natural, salt water swimming pool
Dammuso Pantelleria
DAMMUSO
A very simple construction, probably introduced by the Arabs, made out of lava rock. The vault...
Mursia Village Pantelleria
VILLAGGIO DI MURSIA
The remains of the ancient prehistoric centre of Mursia. Human settlement dating back to the...
Grape Zibibbo Pantelleria
ZIBIBBO
The first is the very sweet Zibibbo grape, used as a table grape or conserved dry as raisins,...
Acropolis of San Marco - Santa Teresa Pantelleria
ACROPOLI DI SAN MARCO - SANTA TERESA
The centre of the ancient city occupied first by the Punics and then by the Romans, situated in...

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