5 Hotels in Pantelleria, Italy
Pantelleria is the largest island of Sicily with an area of 83 km², set halfway between the Sicilian and the African coast. The characteristic shape, a succession of craters and depressions, in addition to numerous thermal springs scattered along the coast will testify to its volcanic origin. The soil, formed by lava rocks, presents the typical dark color that gave the island the nickname of "black pearl of the Mediterranean". The highest peak of Pantelleria is the mountain Grande, high 836 meters, an ancient volcano that with its imposing ridge overlooks the island.
From the top we can admire the steep slopes covered by vineyards, the coast characterized by splendid creeks and particularly the shallow waters of the surrounding sea. Originally populated by Africans, Pantelleria was later conquered by the Phoenicians who built a very busy port. Later it passed into the hands of Romans and Byzantine but were the Arabs to give greater impetus to agriculture by introducing the cultivation of cotton, olives and grape. These vineyards are still produces a range of unique wines, which gave fame to the island. Among others are mentioned Moscato and Passito. Of the Arabic period also remain the dammusi, the typical residences cubic shaped with white dome roofs.
The best way to discover the natural beauty of the island is certainly sail in its sparkling blue waters. Starting from the port of the village and along the northern coast, rich in small creeks and coves, there is a section that houses some caves, visited only by small boats. Making a stop in the endless beaches, skin divers can discover the beauty of the seabed, almost unpolluted. For those who prefer the mainland is worth a tour in different districts to get in the right atmosphere of this place. Pantelleria is reacheable by boat, which operates daily from Trapani, or by plane.
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About Pantelleria, Italy
Longitude:11° 71' 0'' E (11.95)