Pantelleria Project

Exploring Pantelleria

The 2017 Team hiking past Cinque Denti to visit the island’s lighthouse and volcanology museum.

Mediterranean waves crashing against the shore of Cinque Denti.

Although Cinque Denti looks like a cove caused by erosion of the sea, it is actually a 6km wide volcanic caldera. It is the youngest of the island’s two calderas being a measly 45,000 years old. To learn more about the island’s hot past visit the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program, https://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=211071

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