Pantelleria Island

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The 'Piana di Ghirlanda': this fertile plain, sheltered from the winds by the surrounding ancient volcanoes, is considered the garden of the island. After some searching, bizantine tombs can be found carved in the rocks of a peaceful, small wood. The lava-stone walls: the typical agricultural architecture is rendered by the vast network of stone fences, which create cultivable terraces on the sides of volcanoes all over the island. The 'cantine': the many cellars where the famous 'Moscato' and 'Passito' are produced. The caper Co-op: where the so tasty capers are processed and sold. The 'Bagno Asciutto': literally the dry bath, but one is far from dry after a few minutes in this natural sauna, a beautiful cave, seemingly lost in a tumble of rocks near a mountain path: The bathing spots along the coast: Karuscia, Campobello, Khattibuali, Cala Cinque Denti , Cala Gadir with its thermal springs, Cala Tramontana, the Faraglione, Cala Levante, the incredible Arco dell'Elefante, Pantelleria's natural monument (legend would have it that when the island lacks water the elephant pumps it in from the sea....). The tour continues with the Cala Rotonda, the Balata dei Turchi and its obsidian cave, Nicŕ, where the thermal springs are at almost 100°C, the ancient Roman port of Scauri, the thermal baths of Sateria, Suvaki, Punta Fram with its fantastically sculpted lava forms, Mursia and the Cala Bue Marino. And absolutely not to be missed: a boat trip around the island , not only for a different view of it, but also to visit the numerous marine caves, some as vast as cathedrals, where the colors of the sea play from deep blue to emerald green. The smaller boats weave in and out of these caves; one can also lower the anchor and dive in for a closer view of the beautiful underwater life.