60 miles southwest of Sicily is the small island of Pantelleria. It belongs to the Italian Republic, but its unique location makes it a turning point between Europe and Africa. The history of the island testifies to this significance. Since antiquity was considered an important strategic condition, those who sought dominance in the Mediterranean made sure Pantelleria was under their control. Thus, Pantelleria, whose name is an Italian translation of the original Arabic noun, for centuries passed from one empire to another, being under Roman, Arabic and even Turkish control. During World War II, the island was considered strategically important for the Allied forces, who began an invasion of Italy against Mussolini.
Today Pantelleria is a wonderful place for those who are looking for opportunities for yachting in the absence of mass tourism. The island is of volcanic origin, and its rocky landscape serves as an ideal backdrop for a relaxing swim.
Experienced sailors talk about almost forgotten cities on the shores of the island and praise the hospitality of its inhabitants. In Pantelleria, it seems that time has stopped, and development is not keeping pace with what is happening throughout Europe. This is very pleasing to those who are looking for a quiet place here, in which yachting still has the original quality of exploring the new territory.
Pantelleria, volcanic island, located in the Sicilian province of Trapani, called "Kossira", stores traces of the presence of the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and the influence of Arab culture in this territory. These ancient peoples built the first “dammusi”, local stone houses, on wild and green shores dotted with caves and ravines. Confirming its volcanic nature, Pantelleria has steam vents (favare), water wells (buvire) and hot springs (caldarelle). On the island, the main and world-favorite local products are capers and vineyards producing “zibibbo”, the cultivation of which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the “famous” passito. Pantelleria is an amazing place for your sailing vacation in a wonderful setting for exploring Sicily and its small islands, characterized by a number of bays and bays, Perfect for swimming. The walls of its reefs and the seabed, which in some places look emerald green, are the place for an ideal pastime for diving and diving enthusiasts . Also, for those who would choose Pantelleria as a destination for renting a fishing vessel, there will be no disappointments, rather the opposite.
Swimming around Sicily and its natural beauty zones is a delightful travel experience. Whatever your route, going to Pantelleria, going to Palermo, Trapani or Marsala, you will swim and swim in the crystal clear sea, enjoying beautiful sunsets and natural thermal baths , trying delicious gastronomy. The Cuddia Randazzo area guarantees you an unforgettable experience. Arco dell'Elefante is another miracle not to be missed. The most charming grottoes are located between Punta Duca and Punta Polacca: Grotto del Duce, Grotto del Formagio and Grotta della Pila del Accu. This is the most impressive stretch of coast of the island, which ends with a view of Saltalecchia. Are you ready for a boat trip to Pantelleria?
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