Pantelleria is the largest island which surround Sicily, with a surface of 83 km ². With a volcanic origin it is between the sicilian coast (120 km) and the Tunisian coast to which it is closer (83 km).
The island presents secondary volcanic phenomena, mainly warm water, geysers, and smoke. The highest point is the Montagna Grande with 836 meters high.
Volcanic ground of the island attracted tribes for exploitation of its obsidian towards 5000 BC. They are Phoenicians who would developed the island significantly, towards 700 BC. It interested many people during the history, thus for example it was colonized by the Romans, the Arabs, the Normans or the Bourbons.
The typical house, the dammuso, is inherited from Arabs.
Connection with Pantelleria
One can join Pantelleria for example from Trapani (6 hours by ferry traditional, 3 hours by hovercraft), from Marsala or by plane from Palermo.
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