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About Pantelleria

A tiny Italian island sitting in the Strait of Sicily, Pantelleria is closer to Tunisia than Italy. Indeed on a clear day, this volcanic island offers views of it's North African neighbour. Its history is one of conflict and conquest, the result of which has seen the island moulded by Roman, Arabic, Sicilian and Turkish influences. From hot springs and mud baths to Bronze age villages, there's a lot to see and explore on Pantelleria. Our selection of the best places to stay in Pantelleria harness the island's abundant natural beauty.

Things not to miss:

  • Trekking is a big activity on the island with the volcanic landscape offering a number of peaks to explore. The biggest is Montagna Grande which rises to 843m.
  • Explore Specchio di Venere, a large nature reserve on the island that has a lake formed out of a volcanic crater. It's a populal spot for swimming, mudbaths and natural springs.
  • Visit the museum at Syracuse which focuses on the rich archaeological heritage of the island.
  • To the southeast, in the district known as the Cunelie, are many tombs, known as Sesi. Built from blocks of lava, they consist of round or eliptical towers with sepulchral chambers in them.

Our selection of the best places to stay on Pantelleria are ideal bases from which to explore the island's rich charm and heritage.

The best places to stay on Pantelleria

For an intimate stay

  • Pantelleria Dream is made up of charming stone cottages that offer guests a private spot from which to enjoy the views out over the Tyrrhenian. When your not exploring the island, enjoy delicious food or relaxing by the hotel's lovely pool.

For stunning views

  • Simple and charming, Club Levante is a great spot to relax and soak up the glorious views out over the sea. A great launchpad from which to explore the unique island of Pantelleria.

For a private apartment or villa

  • Explore the options at our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Pantelleria is service by Pantelleria Airport that receives flights from Italian hubs such as Rome and Milan.
  • Ferries can be taken from Sicily (Trapani) to Pantelleria.
  • Pantelleria can get very hot in the height of summer, so we recommend visiting either from May to June or September to October.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Pantelleria

  • Pantelleria Dream 46 rooms from $181

    Kamma, Pantelleria

    An unusual hotel made up of sprawling stone villas on a natural island between Sicily and Tunisia. Fabulously spacious stone cottages with terraces set on the hillside overlooking the ocean. Infinity pool, delicious food, and exploring the natural reserve of the island - Robinson Crusoe style.

    Back to Nature
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Middle Bronze Age village.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Club Levante 13 rooms from $149


    A beautiful traditional stone property with outstanding sea views. The simple design of the rooms highlights the property's natural character: exposed stone walls, arched doorways, secluded terraces. A bar, infinity pool and massages on request complete the picture of idyllic laid back island life.

    Views  -  Views overlooking the Elephant Arch (an amazing rock formation which you can swim under) and over the Med
    Great walks  -  The island is ideal for walking - explore the surrounding hills or meander around a salt water lake
    Hideaway  -  If an island escape wasn't enough solitude the secluded setting of the property should do it
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor infinity pool
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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