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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

Small port of Scauri Pantelleria
PORTICCIOLO DI SCAURI
It is reached from the village by a spectacular stairway; splendid sunsets. Scauri: An important...
Stufa di Kazen Pantelleria
STUFA DI KAZEN
A very ancient sauna with two underground areas built making the most of the natural vapours
Punta Spadillo Pantelleria
PUNTA SPADILLO
A promontory on the point of which the lighthouse rises
Typical products Pantelleria
GASTRONOMIA PANTESCA
Not to be missed is the typical Pantellerian salad made with potatoes, capers, tomatoes, olives,...
Pantelleria
CASTELLO
This is the most interesting element in the town centre. It is thought that it could date back...
Bue Marino Pantelleria
BUE MARINO
Once a famous seaside locality as it was a stopping point for monk seals
Pantelleria
SESI, COLLINE DI CIMILLIA
Funeral monuments from the mid-Bronze age pertaining to the prehistoric village of Mursia. The...
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....

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