Pantelleria, a volcanic and wild island, is covered by a splendid Mediterranean flora, despite the scarcity of fresh water. Forests, spots and garrigues alternate and meet giving landscapes of rare beauty. Evergreen woods of pines and holm oaks cover Montagna Grande and Monte Gibele, where in winter they go mushrooming. Scented and colorful shrubs, such as heather, myrtle, rosemary and thyme, give life to the Mediterranean scrub. The anthropic landscape also characterizes the cultivated plants: the vine, the olive trees, the capers, the fruit trees. Next to the dammusi is often a palm tree, brought by the Arabs in memory of their land. In spring or autumn you can get lost in one of the island’s many trails, and enjoy the colors and smells of the Pantelleria vegetation. If you prefer, you can take part in one of the many organized excursions.