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distance to Sicily[edit]

what's the basis for "100" km ?

italyworldclub states:

south-west at 85 km off Sicily

Haim Berman 10:49, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Well never mind, I've checked the map,
it's definitely more than 85 km and quite close to 100 km.
Haim Berman 08:05, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Recent addition[edit]

This para has just been added anonymously:

According to a local resident, an American who lives on Pantelleria, the so-called bombing of Pantelleria is a myth, propaganda. ceryainly careful examination of this small island reveals not a single identifiable bomb crater. The many old fortified bunkers still scattered about the island from WW2 are pristine and one cannot see any evidence at all of their having been the subject of war machines and guns. The locals sayeveryone in the main village of Pantelleria was rounded up and moved outside the city. The US Army then went in and loaded all the buildings with explosives and set them off. This blast was filmed. Later airplanes were shown dropping bombs, in newsreels in the USA, while the xplosions the newsreels showed was in fact the exploding village from the planted charges. This story is taken for granted as being the truth on Pantelleria.

I feel that if it remains unsourced it should probably come out. πίππύ δ'Ω∑ - (waarom? jus'b'coz!) 05:45, 23 November 2007 (UTC)


As this island is one of the largest and only sources for high quality capers in the world, might it not be mentioned here?? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:03, 9 May 2011 (UTC)


As with Lampedusa, this island attracts a significants stream of African immigrants. The article currently doesn't mention this. Junuxx (talk) 17:31, 2 June 2011 (UTC)


One author has made considerable effort to insert the word "considerable" wherever possible. Consider the following:

After a considerable interval ...

The town possesses considerable remains of walls ...

... under the command of Lluís de Requesens, won a considerable victory here ...

As used in the examples above, "considerable" adds nothing of substance. It is considerably vague.

Thank you for your consideration. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:52, 16 October 2013 (UTC)