Pantelleria – Punta Tracino


Situated between the enchanting Cala Levante and Cala Tramontana, the promontory of Punta Tracino offers a natural refuge from the waves, making it a place of great historical and archaeological importance along Pantelleria‘s east coast. Its seabed holds artefacts dating from the 6th/V century B.C. to the Byzantine era, evidence of centuries of continuous use.

The underwater itinerary offers the opportunity to explore a variety of amphorae, including the Dressel 1B and Keay 25 types, probably lost from ships anchored behind Punta Tracino. But what makes the route even more fascinating is the chance to observe the evolution of anchors over the centuries, from primitive lithic anchors to the sophisticated iron anchors of the Byzantine era.

Come and discover this rich underwater history and immerse yourself in the archaeological wonders of Punta Tracino!

Find out more on the website of the Superintendence of the Sea.

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