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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
SESI, COLLINE DI CIMILLIA
Funeral monuments from the mid-Bronze age pertaining to the prehistoric village of Mursia. The...
Montagna Grande Pantelleria
MONTAGNA GRANDE
Situated almost on the centre of the island, it rises 836 metres above sea level.It is covered...
Punta Nicą Pantelleria
PUNTA NICA'
A beautiful cove with thermal springs in the area reachable by sea
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...
Punta Spadillo Pantelleria
PUNTA SPADILLO
A promontory on the point of which the lighthouse rises
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...
Bue Marino Pantelleria
BUE MARINO
Once a famous seaside locality as it was a stopping point for monk seals

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