01/ - Pantelleria island: lava hills (“cuddie”) and Sese Grande funerary monument

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  • panorama verso Pantelleria
  • panorama verso Pantelleria
  • panorama verso Pantelleria
  • Pantelleria, Punta Fram: mare di lava
  • Pantelleria, Punta Fram: lava nei campi
  • panorama verso Pantelleria
  • Pantelleria, Punta Spadillo: scherzi lavici
  • Pantelleria, Cuddie Rosse: sezione lavica
  • Pantelleria, Cala di Modica: colata lavica sulla strada
  • Pantelleria, Favara Grande: fumi sulfurei
  • Pantelleria, Scauri: strapiombo
  • Pantelleria, Favara Grande: fumi sulfurei
  • Pantelleria, Favara Grande: fumi sulfurei

Pantelleria , a volcanic island, is the emerged part of a mountain which, from the depths of the sea, comes out for its final part of more than two thousand meters.
Coming down from the Montagna Grande (Big mountain) ( 830 m above sea level ) we could enjoy a splendid view towards the town of Pantelleria. On the island there are seven or eight volcanic cones and more than 50 “cuddie ” (hills) formed by lava that, for lack of energy, did not explode and did not form a volcanic cone . I documented some eruptions to show how they seem to have happened only yesterday and not 300/400.000 years ago.
The pastures burnt by the sun in the area of Favara Grande are impressive, and it is very interesting the prehistoric area of Pantelleria. The imposing Sese Grande, a megalithic funerary monument dating back to about five thousand years ago , has eleven entries and, at the end of each one, there are cells where the bodies of the dead were placed.

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