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Points of Interest

Natural and Rural Landscapes

The typical landscape of Pantelleria derives from the overlapping of anthropic and natural elements that create a worldwide unique landscape by mixing and harmonizing with each other.
Who comes on the island for the first time is intially fascinating by the coast and the sea but loves hereafter the inland paths that reveal a primordial and preserved Pantelleria. Thus, to really experience the island, it is necessary to discover its architecture, its nature, its flora and its fauna that make it a valid alternative to near Maghreb and Sicily.

Lago Bagno dell'Acqua
Lago Bagno dell'Acqua
Sapling vine
Sapling vine
 

The natural landscape: coastal and inland areas

Exploring Pantelleria from the coast or from the inland means discovering two different faces of the island, two different worlds linked together. While the coasts are shaped by the erosive action both of wind and sea, inland has been shaped by many volcanic eruptions in the last 50 thousand years.
Here below there is a brief description about what could be found both in coastal and inland areas. It is also worth mentioning the secondary volcanism of Pantelleria, mark of the underlying volcano that emerges from the depths of Canale di Sicilia.

Arco dell'Elefante
Arco dell'Elefante
Montagna Grande
Montagna Grande
 

The rural landscape

Typical elements of the rural landscape in Pantelleria are its dammúso, its Pantelleria garden, its traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the head-trained bush vines (UNESCO recognition), its churches and its archaeological heritage.

Ancient dammuso
Ancient dammuso
 

Geosites in Pantelleria

According to the definition of Wimbledon (1) Geosite is "Any location, area or territory where a geological or geomorphological interest for conservation can be defined." This term can then be used in multiple contexts: for limited surface outcrops, for mines, for isolated elements and for groups of sites with considerable range extension. Geosites thus become a useful tool for the development, planning and enhancement of a territory, in which the "good" can be observed and understood in its "dynamic" environment reality.

Further information

Bibliography
(1) Wimbledon W.A.P. (1999). Geosites - an International Union of Geological Sciences initiative to conserve our geological heritage. Polish Geological Institute Special Papers, n. 2, 5-8.
(2) Mahood G.A. and Hildreth W. (1986). Geology of the peralkaline volcano at Pantelleria, Strait of Sicily. Bulletin of Volcanology, n. 48: 143-172.
(3) Aiuppa A., D'Alessandro W., Gurrieri S., Madonia P., Parello F. (2007). Hydrologic and geochemical survey of the lake "Specchio di Venere" (Pantelleria island, Southern Italy). Environmental Geoloy, n. 53: 903-913.
(4) W. D'Alessandro, G. Dongarrà, S. Gurrieri, F. Parello, M. Valenza (1994). Geochemical characterization of naturally occurring fluids on the Island of Pantelleria (Italy). Mineralogica Petrografica Acta, n. 37: 91-102.
(5) Parello F., Allard P., D'Alessandro W., Federico C., Jean-Baptiste P., Catani O. (2000). Isotope geochemistry of Pantelleria volcanic fluids, Sicily Channel rift: a mantle volatile end-member for volcanism in southern Europe. Earth Planetary Science Letters, n. 180: 325-339.
(6) Bocchi G., Gabbianelli G., Lanzafame G., Lucchini F., Rabbi E., Rossi P.L. (1988). Relazione sui rilievi eseguiti sul "Lago di Venere", Pantelleria. Bull Italian Natl Group Volcanol n. 4: 63-73.
Lago Bagno dell'Acqua
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Favara Grande Detail
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Fumarole della Vecchia Caserma
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Khaggiár Roman Trail
(International value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Laghetto delle Ondine
(National value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Niká Hot Water Springs
(National value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Zighidí Tombs
(National value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Ghibbiúna
(National value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Rukía Green Tuff
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Cala Levante
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Grotta del Freddo
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Cala Bue Marino
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Kúddia Mida Tephra
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Costa di Zinédi Fault
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Costa di Monastero Fault
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Cala delle Pietre Nere
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Kúddia del Gallo
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
San Leonardo Lava Tunnel
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Cala Cottóne
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Macasinázzi
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Punta Gattára Pahoehoe
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Punta Ciaccázza
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Dietro l'Isola Sea Stack
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Fastúca Tephra Sierra
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Sidóri Tephra
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Kúddia Attalóra Summit
(National value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Stufe di Khazzén
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Arenella
(Regional value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Riccò Cone
(International value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Volcanic Cone Field
(International value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Campobello Shallows
(International value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Niká Shallows
(International value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Lava Flows of Punta Tre Pietre
(International value)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
 

City quarters and Municipalities

Bugeber
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Bukkuram
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Gadir
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Grazia
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Khamma
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Trail No. 978V: Church of Sant'Antonio
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Ghirlanda
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Monastery
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Rekhale
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
San Vito
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Scauri
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
City quarter of Siba'
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Tracino
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
 

The Pantelleria Churches

The small Pantelleria churches were built over the centuries by the local community, who shaped their appearance and structure according to the traditional architectural canons of dammúso.

Usually the central nave has a barrel roof with a diameter not exceeding 4-5 mt, while the side aisles and the apse have a vaulted roof. The side altars reflect the structure of the houses' alcoves. The churchyard is the traditional passiatúri, surrounded by the dukkéna. The external covering of the lateral arches forms a crenellated shaving, for the water to flow out but also to distinguish the church from the dammúso. The bell tower is never too high.

Here below there are the places of worship that fall within the Park area:

Typical rural church in Pantelleria
Typical rural church in Pantelleria
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Trail No. 978V: Church of Sant'Antonio
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Santa Chiara Bugeber
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Madonna del Rosario Church
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
Location: Pantelleria (TP)
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