Naturalistic and archaeological destinations in the province of Syracuse. The site name seems to derive from the Arabic Buntarigah, which means caves, for the obvious presence of multiple natural and artificial caves .
It constitutes one of the most important places Sicilian proto , which is useful for understanding the moment of transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age in the island.
In 2005 the site was awarded, along with the city of Syracuse, the title of Heritage Site by UNESCO for the high historical, archaeological, caving and landscape.
The resort of Pantalica has given its name to a famous story by Vincenzo Consolo, The Pantalica stones , in which the plateau becomes a metaphor of human life.