Imagine the Mediterranean as it used to be: unspoiled, laid back, tranquil and fulfilling…all in one happy little island. Volcanic rich soil, lush cultivated terraces, sweet Zibibbo wine, the world’s finest capers and some of the world’s most discrete atmosphere make Pantelleria a refuge for connoisseurs.
Travellers love it for its distinctive privacy and so do celebrities, to the point that you wouldn’t know Armani, Depardieu and others such as Madonna, Sting, Julia Roberts and Martin Scorsese have either homes here or stayed in a Dammuso, the typical island house.
Known as the black pearl of the Mediterranean for its lava rocks, deep blue seas, and deep blue starry nights, this island will bewitch you. Natural hot springs abound, prehistoric burial tumuli rise above terraced vineyards, and locals and visitors alike celebrate the simple pleasures of sea, sun, and village life.
Pantelleria can be reached from Palermo or Trapani (Sicily) by plane. There are two flights a day from both cities. In summer there are direct flights from a few Italian cities such as Bergamo (near Milan), Turin, Verona, Venezia. Volotea airline company provides these connections both on Saturdays and Sundays.
Alitalia company offers direct flights from Milano Linate and Roma Fiumicino also on Saturday and Sunday.
Pantelleria can also be reached by ferry from Trapani with daily connections or via hydrofoils.