Arriving on Pantelleria means immersing yourself in another dimension. Brain and mind are decoupled from the routine of everyday life and the hamster wheel of living. As if time stood still, travellers are enveloped by the tranquillity and ecstatic beauty of nature, the vastness of the sea, the shelter of the rough volcanic rock and the diversity of flowers, smells and colours. Pantelleria is a remote 83km2 small volcanic island off the Sicilian coast and lies between Europe and North Africa. Rich in olives and grapes, from which wonderful specialities are refined, Pantelleria is a paradise for those seeking peace and quiet and for connoisseurs, hikers and bikers as well as for gourmets and explorers. The colours, the wonderful scents and the lights of the day change the landscape from hour to hour.
Pantelleria is a "paradise" that only true travellers can appreciate. So nothing touristy, no discos, no deafening party miles, shopping centres or even traffic jams. The Archaeological Park in the capital Pantelleria bears witness to the island's long history. Instead of Prosecco, excellent white wines are tasted - above all Passito - the golden nutmeg wine made from the characteristic Zibibbo grapes. Accommodation is in the typical "Dammuso" - square one-room buildings with a domed roof (to collect rainwater), which found its origin with the Phoenicians and is built of volcanic rock. The freshwater lake "Specchia di Venere" (Mirror of Venus), fed by hot springs, invites you to take a mud bath - natural wellness for free! In Cala Sataria, in the southwest of the island, you can enjoy a natural sauna in the grotto with its white vault of pumice stone amidst the thermal springs, which are known for their therapeutic effects. On the northeast side of the island, you can immerse yourself in two thermal pools in Cala Gadir.
The stretch of coast where the Pantelleria Dreams Resort is located is famous and for the "Elephant's Arch" (l'Arco dell'Elefante), a fascinating natural arch made of ignimbrite rock in the shape of an elephant, fascinated by the beauty of the Pantelleria sea and unable to resist the temptation to dip its trunk into it. A boat trip is recommended to reach the hidden grottos and beaches. Snorkelling and diving are of course also a pleasure around the island.
The Pantelleria Dream Resort covers 4 hectares and consists of 45 dammusi perfectly nestled in the island's most beautiful natural amphitheatre, almost hidden among lush bougainvillea bushes, lemon trees, olive trees, vines and rosemary bushes. These typical indigenous buildings of Pantelleria offer you all the comforts, privacy and unforgettable views. The resort's two freshwater swimming pools also offer an enchanting panoramic view.
At the "AquAmore" restaurant, Chef Pietro Mangani lovingly prepares local specialities: The flavours of his cuisine reflect the soul of the island - a tasty and exciting harmony of Italian, Sicilian and Arabic cultures.