Pantelleria (Sicily: Pantiddirìa), (Maltese: Qawsra, now Pantellerija), an italyn island in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean. The island is located 100 kilometers (62 miles) southwest of Sicily and 60 kilometers (37 miles) east of the Tunisian coast. Pantelleria is administratively affiliated to the Sicilian Province of Trapani. With an area of about 83 square kilometers (32 square miles), it is the largest volcanic space island of Sicily.
The last explosion in Pantelleria in 1891 occurred below sea level, and in phenomena related to volcanic activity such as hot springs and volcanic niches. The highest peak is called Montana Grande, which has a height of 836 meters (2743 feet) above sea level.
Information about the island
Pantelleria is an island located between Sicily, Italy and Tunisia. Although it is an italyn island, it is proud of the influence of the Arabs. The island has a very rich history, with its gardens, architecture and Arab culture, yet there is a diverse cultural mix. There is a great focus on the art of hospitality, as it has become an elegant façade. It is striking about the presence of hills scattered in white Damsu houses. The main center is Pantelleria Town.
The island has a rocky beach, rich in bays and caves. It usually averages vegetation to consist of capers for plantations and vineyards, which coexist with the spontaneous plants of palm, cactus and pine trees.
Pantelleria is the perfect place to have a good time, because of the pleasure of tasting some unique typical products such as capers, dried olives and tomato paste, as well as delicious food from grapes, jams and marmalades, and then sweets, such as cannoli.
Pantelleria is located above the continental rift in the Strait of Sicily, focusing on the tectonic activity of the intense volcano. The length of the island extends to about 15 km in length (9.3 mi), which is the emergency summit of the edifice of large submarines.
Pantelleria Island is fertile, but it lacks fresh water. The main city has a population of about 3,000 in the northwest, and there is the only port (suitable for small ships), which is heavily guarded.
The island of Pantelleria can be reached through the airport that serves Alitalia all year round, which links Trapani and Palermo, in addition to the presence of various other summer companies, which link the island with the main italyn cities such as Milan, Rome, Venice, and other cities. The island can be reached by ferry from Trapani, which is located near the main road from east to west across the Mediterranean.