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An island for all the season

Hiking, thermal sights, mountain, sea, diving, archaeology ...

Pantelleria: Hiking, thermal sights, mountain, sea, diving, archaeology ...

Pantelleria is an ideal destination for all seasons: both the sea and the earth are a shining cosmos of nuances and biodiversity.

It would be a mistake to identify Pantelleria as a seaside resort or summer venture; the island offers a variety of landscapes, natural attractions, places and historical sites unimaginable for a territory gathered in an area of only 83 sq km.

Our favourable geographical position aligned with the North African coast causes the island to enjoy a temperate climate with average temperatures of 20 degrees, rarely falling below 17 degrees.

The islands large nature reserve stretches up to an 830 meters high mountain with beautiful pathways through the woods, green volcanic canyons and craters, providing an ideal place for trekking, mountain biking and nature walks.

In autumn (October-December) the foliage and terrain are particularly appreciated by researchers and collectors of mushrooms; among the varieties present are tasty mushrooms, chanterelles, porcini and lactarios deliciosus.

Spring is a blaze of flowers and scents of green meadows and fields of lavender.

Thermal vocation of the island allows you to enjoy a natural open-air spa for 365 days a year, between the warm thermal waters of Gadir, sat, air, Scauri, and Nikà, the natural sauna, mud bath, dry and hot springs of Lake Venus ... to rejuvenate you plenty of choice.

The territory offers gastronomic and wine tasting in the cellars of the most respected manufacturers in the world of Wine, Moscato and excellent wines.

The island also offers the opportunity to visit several archaeological sites: the strategic location at the Centre of the Mediterranean is indeed because of numerous archaeological finds that land is underwater.

Are of great historic importance finds the first insediamentali from the bronze age: the fortified village of Murcia and the adjacent necropolis formed by Sesi, mysterious and unique funeral monuments and ancient places of worship.

Byzantine era are the tombs of Gibbiuna and Roman sites of the Acropolis of San Marco, the fertility Temple near the Lake of Venus and the site of the village of Scauri. At Cala Gadir, place of ancient shipwrecks, archaeological diving is possible between ancient amphorae dating from the period between 3rd century BC and the 2nd century a.d.

Pantelleria is one of the most appreciated destinations for divers. The marine habitat is one of the most intact of the Mediterranean coasts offer a show of rare beauty with impressive rock formations which vary in color depending on the coastline and mineral composition. The periplus is a riot of coves, caves, lakes and rocks that create apocalyptic figures between sumptuous black sections of lava flows.

The deep seabed are rich of life: between banks of posidonia, gorgonians and coral you can see groupers, amberjacks, ducts and lobsters.

Despite the rocky coast of the island offers comfortable rides a mare also suitable for beginners.

A tour of the island by boat or raft while staying is an unmissable experience and is also the only way to observe the most spectacular coast of South side, inaccessible except by sea. Is not uncommon in navigation to encounters with whales and dolphins.

Living the island is a unique and intense experience, a journey that disrupts holiday standards ... they say Pantelleria that is not an island for everyone, but if you have chosen to come here we certainly have an emotion to share.