Some information about Pantelleria
Pantelleria is an island in the heart of the Mediterranean, and is known as the Black Pearl of the Mediterranean. It is characterised by the extraordinary uniqueness of its landscape, with natural elements such as bays and rock stacks
as well as typical man made creations for living, in particular the rural dammusi buildings constructed from lava stone. These are cubic constructions with semi-circular arch openings and white domed roves that are built in order to collect rain water. The area has volcanic origins. Many secondary volcanic phenomena are present; there are prevalent hot springs and smoke which shows the persistence of volcanic activity.