If you have not decided yet if Pantelleria is the right place for you to spend a vacation, here we tell you something that may help.
In the meantime you can see this video.
The choice of the Island
The island of Pantelleria, not to be mistaken for Lampedusa, another isle further south-east, belongs to Sicily but is really closer to Tunisia (just in front of it). Its extension is
83 sq.Km (the third Italian island in order of extension after Elba and St.Antioco) within the province of Trapani, its inhabitants are close to 8.300.
Don't forget: Alberello of Pantelleria (The traditional practice of cultivating bush wines) has received nomination for the inscription in the Unesco intangible culturale heritage rapresentative list!
Getting there - How to leave
If you have decided that Pantelleria is the right place for your vacation, here's how to get there:
First of all: Pantelleria has got an airport.
The permanent inhabitants are about 8,000 scattered around in small villages, in addition to the main village of Pantelleria. There is no crowd at all in off-season in the island,
although never desert.
Due Gatti (Two Cats) Dammuso
Calypso has a common entrance with our own dammuso, with the facility of easy access also to our garden for fresh aromas. It is equipped with a double bed, a bathroom with a lobby plus an outdoor sheltered kitchen and, of course, with a beautiful view on the sea.
Our apartments Ulysse and Calypso are also right for 2 couples of friends or a large family who want to stay in different apartments but dining together.
However, if you want to stay all together, in the green, without any light or noise, without any neighbour, than our big dammuso which name is Penelope is for you!
Look at the gallery and ask us for more information.
A dammuso is a particular building that shields you from both wintriness and summer heat. In addition we have air conditioning for those who can’t get along without. We also have ceiling fan, the best solution even for sirocco. In the exterior of the dammuso, the patio has a reed ceiling that filters out bothersome wind and heat. Breeze blows almost all the time, our dammuso is very well shielded but everywhere on the island you feel the breeze. Since we’re at the same latitude of Tunisia (which you can see from our dammuso in clear days), the sun assures a mild pleasant temperature even in wintertime... but the breeze often forces to wear a jacket. So if you come in wintertime, while not finding the cold of the northern cities, you need to wear a good parka.
On your arrivalLet us know your arrival time to enable us pick you up at the airport or port.
If you prefer to take care of it yourself (the rented vehicle will be available where you indicate, port or airport), we can provide you directions on how to get to our place, it's not complicated.
A piece of advice: let us know in advance if you intend to rent a car, scooter or bicycle, so we can book what you require and take you to the pick up place.
Public transportations exist but aren’t very frequent.
To go to the beach from our dammuso, you can walk 10/15 minutes. If you choose to go by car, there is a parking lot in the area. Other accesses to the sea are reachable by car or scooter.
The seaThe sea is undoubtedly beautiful and clean everywhere in the island, since there is no sand but only rocks. Every access to the sea is indicated along the roads and in the maps that we have available for you, but it is ESSENTIAL to wear shoes for rocks: this is the only way to get in and out of the water easily without slipping.
We suggest you to bring a mask along to enjoy the colored seabed. Jelly fish? As everywhere in the Mediterranean Sea: it depends on the streams, but if the stream makes the sea difficult in the east side, you can swim in the west and vice versa.
The waterWater is in the dammuso tank: it’s declared drinkable but we suggest to use bottled water.
We ask you please do not waste water. It’s a rule that applies everywhere, but on an island it is of the utmost importance.
Upon arriving you’ll find a bottle of drink water. If you do not intend to use a car and don’t know how to transport water (anything else can be carried by bike or scooter), ask us: we can provide you with it when we go to town.
Mobiles don’t link from anywhere. In our dammuso Ulysse and Calypso, occasionally you can link from a few meters outside.
The temperaturesWinter in Pantelleria is never very cold, however the wind makes temperatures lower, or it seems they are lower...
In the mean time in summer the wind permits to stay under the sun all the time without feeling too hot!
There are, of course, excellent restaurants and pizza shops, for which we can give you suggestions. Anyway both our dammuso have fully equipped kitchens.
Did I forget something?
If you want suggestions on where to go, what to visit, ask us.
One last hint
Let us not forget those who love to rest! Above all you will discover the wonder of watching the sea or an unpolluted sky on starry nights, while sitting on the patio. Maybe sipping
a glass of excellent Passito di Pantelleria wine that you definitely should taste.
Pantelleria island is in a strategic position that allowed her to be at the center of history and legends since prehistoric times.