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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

RNO Pantelleria
RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA
Where the mosaic of the vine and olive cultivations are interrupted, the green of the scrub, the...
Lava stone Pantelleria
PIETRA LAVICA
Lava stone is another natural resource which is used in the building industry
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...
Pantelleria
CASTELLO
This is the most interesting element in the town centre. It is thought that it could date back...
Grape Zibibbo Pantelleria
ZIBIBBO
The first is the very sweet Zibibbo grape, used as a table grape or conserved dry as raisins,...
Montagna Grande Pantelleria
MONTAGNA GRANDE
Situated almost on the centre of the island, it rises 836 metres above sea level.It is covered...
Punta Fram Pantelleria
PUNTA FRAM
The western extremity of the island, characterised by a moon-like landscape with lava stones...
Benikulā-Sibā Cave Pantelleria
Benikulā Cave
Benikulà is a locality south of Sibà, where a large rocky fault is situated, from...

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