Sometimes the map indicates only the area and not the exact location of the property
Pantelleria is the largest of Sicily’s satellite islands with a surface area of 83km2; it is located 60km west of the Sicilian coast. The island is characterised by a jagged coastline bathed by clear blue sea, that hides a wealth of varied marine life: The distinctive colours of the soil and base rock, which for the most part are basaltic, have earned the island a nickname, namely the “black pearl of the Mediterranean”.
The highest point on the island is Montagna Grande (836m), an ancient volcanic crater. The rocky black lava coastline is riddled with caves and small headlands projecting into the sea. The land mass being volcanic is extremely fertile and well drained, and therefore suited to the cultivation of the vine. Solimano, a sparkling wine with a delicate bouquet, together with the Passito di Pantelleria made with zibibbo grapes, are the principal specialities of the island. Second to these are the salted capers, which are harvested from plants that grow abundantly on the island.
Due to its volcanic activity,hot springs emerge from the sea floor just off the coast; sulphuric vapour emanates from natural caves, and jets of steam are intermittently emitted from the volcanic rock, especially in the vicinity of the craters .
The traditional type of house found on Pantelleria is the dammuso: this is Arab in origin. The square constructions are built with square stones. The roof doubles as a terrace, but rather than being completely flat, the surface is gently undulated so as to permit rain water to be channelled away, and subsequently collected for domestic use.
The best way of exploring Pantelleria is by car be it one’s own or hired independently. This means that all the island’s special surprises may be enjoyed at leisure. The road that runs around the island is asphalted but very narrow. To explore the coast from the sea, rubber dinghies may be hired; organised boat trips are also provided.
The quickest and easiest way of getting to the Island is by air, be it from mainland Italy or from abroad. Direct flights from Trapani and Palermo are provided and during the summer, direct flights operate out of Rome and Milan. Those already in Sicily, ideally in the area of Trapani, might like to consider the ferry travelling overnight on the outward journey (approx 5hr 45min) and – returning by day.
This holiday house is just 30 metres from the sea and a few minutes by car from the small port of Scauri. It consists of an apartment and a separate guest house. The apartment comprises a large living room with kitchen,a double bedroom and bathroom. Another bedroom with 2 beds connects the apartment with the guesthouse. The guesthouse has a separate entrance and consists of a double bedroom and bathroom.There is a large shaded terrace outside with table and barbeque. Private parking.