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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 this near 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.

What 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 in a volcanic crater. 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 in 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 an 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.
  • If you are looking to hire a car, we recommend visiting our online partner Rentalcars
  • Pantelleria can get very hot in the height of summer, so we recommend visiting either from May to June or September to October.

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Best Hotels in Pantelleria

  • Pantelleria Dream Kamma, Pantelleria 46 rooms from £137

    Back to Nature
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Middle Bronze Age village.
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolViews
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    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. See More

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  • Club Levante Pantelleria 13 rooms from £226

    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
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Sikelia Pantelleria (TP) 20 rooms from £409

    Hideaway  -  A sophisticated hideaway on a quiet and beautiful island.
    Great walks  -  Find miles of hiking trails starting straight from the property.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Air conditioningTennisRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    A chic luxury hotel hidden behind bright white-washed walls in the quiet hills of Pantelleria. The golden doors set the tone for this deluxe and beautifully designed space. Suites are spacious and contemporary. A fine dining restaurant mixes Italian cuisine with Arab influences to great effect. See More

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  • Tenuta Borgia Pantelleria from £414

    Back to Nature  -  A lovely mediterranean hideaway on a wild island coast, ideal for those seeking tranquility in beautiful surroundings
    Sights nearby  -  Admire 4,000 year-old stone tombs on the west coast, and find out about the island's archaeological heritage in the local museum
    Great walks  -  Climb the island's highest peak, then head to the natural hot sauna in a grotto on the nearby mountainside to unwind
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Swimming PoolGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    An idyllic island hideaway of traditional Arab 'dammusi' houses. Surrounded by fragrant pines, palms and olive groves, each has a terrace or pergola area, a kitchen, and two have pools. Interiors are stark but very tasteful, an elegant simplicity ideal for the heat. Great for groups and couples. See More

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