The Island of Pantelleria
The magical Island of Pantelleria stands off the south west coast of Sicily, has only 9000 inhabitants, and is a natural wonderland with pristine waters and two extinct volcanos, and a coastline of calm inlets waiting to be explored. The island is a haven for international stars and for 30 years Giorgio Armani has spent his summer vacation here. Gabriele Garcia Marquez wrote of Pantelleria:
"there is no other place on earth that makes you think of the moon than Pantelleria, but Pantelleria is more beautiful...the tranquil sea and the white washed houses from which, during the calm evenings you can see the light houses of Africa winking in the distance..."
The Dammuso Villa ...
is set on the southern slopes of this Mediterrean paradise and terraces run around every side, giving 180° views over the blue Meditteranean sea. The villa is composed of a living area of 45m², a fully equipped kitchen which can easily accommodate 12 people. There is a grill and outdoor oven on the terrace. The villas has a double bedroom with en suite bathroom, two additional double bedrooms with a shared bathroom and a third bedroom with a double bed, private bathroom and covered terrace with seaview.
The villas has stone walls with original vaulted ceilings as is customary for Arab-Pantelleria architecture style which permits the villa to keep cool during the summer and winters to be very mild. The rooms have ethnic furniture which provide a warm ambiance to the interiors, ulteriorily graced by local ceramics by De Simone. The beach is only 300m from the villa and accessed via a private road. The villa is 4 km from the center of Pantelleria and 10 km from the airport
Climate: Typical southern Mediterrean with hot summers and mild winters. Rainfall is low at only 350 mm per year.
Area: 83 km²
Length: 14 km
Width: 9 km
Circumference: 51 km
Highest piont: 836 m