01/ - Pantelleria island: Gadir village and its homonimous Cala (beach)

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  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir
  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir
  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir
  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir
  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir
  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir
  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir
  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir
  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir
  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir
  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir
  • Pantelleria: Cala Gadir

Gadir is a small fishing village known already in the Phoenician era, reachable after facing three hairpin bends , worthy of the passes of our Alps
In Gadir I stayed in a cool “dammuso” (inside there were 28 degrees and outside more than 43!) with a beautiful garden and friendly owners (the family of Pino Lo Pinto ) who made me taste the products of their land. It is situated exactly on the last hairpin bend and offers a nice viewpoint over the harbour.
There are numerous amphoras on the seabed , the last remnants of the many removed in past years after having discovered the wreck occurred to four old ships.
In the nearby “dammuso” there is a beautiful garden enriched with several and important cactus-plants with the adjacent outdoor cooking , a prerogative of almost all the “dammusi” of the island.
The small and characteristic fishing boats anchored in the harbour are numerous.
On its shore they repair the hoop nets used to catch the lobsters of which the deep waters are rich.
The area of Cala Gadir is much appreciated for the existence of numerous thermal springs both near the sea and in the harbor. To create an easier access for tourists, there are artificial swimming-baths.

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