Barbacane Castle

Pantelleria , Italy
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Barbacane Castle

The Barbacane Castle or Pantelleria Castle in the webcam has undergone many changes over the centuries and today is one of the most important historical buildings of the Italian island of the same name and the dominant of the port. The castle in the online camera located in the city center was once surrounded by water with a drawbridge.

As expected, the defensive fortress of the Barbacane in the live broadcast originated in the Byzantine period as a tower and a citadel. Over the centuries, it was expanded and modified by the Arabs, Normans and Spaniards.

The castle of Pantelleria, shown in the web camera, has 66 rooms on four floors, with barrel-shaped arches, round towers and secret passages. From the observation platform of the fortress in the online live camera, beautiful views open up, especially magnificent panoramas of the sunrise.


Pantelleria is a commune in southern Italy, in the province of Trapani, located on the island of the same name in the Strait of Sicily, 100 km southwest of Sicily.

The best beaches in Pantelleria, where the live stream comes from, are on the slopes in Martignana, Balate dei Turchi, Faraglione and Arco dell’Elefante.

On the hills of San Marco and Santa Teresa stands an ancient acropolis founded by the Phoenicians in the second half of the 13th century. BC, or rather, it’s remains. Scientists have found in this area the ruins of the forum, walls, several public buildings and lined with shards of containers for collecting water. During excavations, archaeologists discovered imperial portraits of Julius Caesar, Anthony the Younger and Titus Vespasian, which are now exhibited in the Pantelleria Castle in an online webcam.

The local variety of wine ” Zibibbo” is included in the list of the intangible cultural heritage of mankind by UNESCO.

Pantelleria, where the live broadcast is conducted from, is a real paradise for divers. Since this island is of volcanic origin, the local terrain is characterized by dark hues, and the absence of sand in shallow water provides excellent visibility, so diving under water is an exciting adventure.

Those who are fond of underwater photography and archeology will love Cala Gadir.

There are 150 km of routes on the island in the online camera that you can go trekking or mountain biking around Pantelleria.

It is interesting to visit the Big Mountain Park (Parco della Montagna Grande) with forests, vineyards and olive groves.

There are excellent spa resorts on Pentelleria in the online camera. For example, on Lake Specchio di Venere (Mirror of Venus), one of the most beautiful places on the island.

The most popular thermal resort of Pantelleria in the web camera is called Cala Nika, located in the southwest of the island. Here, several thermal springs of different composition beat out from under the ground. So, the grotto of Sataria (cave of Sataria) is the best place for complete relaxation, treatment of rheumatism and arthritis. But it is necessary to mentally prepare for the baths of Gadir: the water temperature here is 60 degrees Celsius. These are the real thermal baths in the sea.

Another amazing place in Pantelerria in live stream is the Benikulà sauna on the slope of Montagna Grande protruding towards the sea. The hot steam of the spring has a relaxing effect. At the same time, a panoramic view of the beauty of the local nature opens up from the height of the mountain.

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