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Palermo & Pantelleria: from Island to Island

Palermo (Sicily) and Pantelleria - Italy

Bookable for 3 or 7 nights
from CHF 1'368.00 per person for 3 nights

from CHF 1'885.00 per person for 7 nights

With this package you will experience Palermo, the capital of the Italian island of Sicily with its sights (12th century cathedral with royal tombs - the neoclassical Teatro Massimo with the opera, the Norman Palace and the Cappella Palatina with the Byzantine mosaics). Enjoy the pulsating Italianità in the bustling markets and the nightlife districts, where nightlife takes place on the street with countless street cafés. For a real contrast, slow down on Pantelleria.

Pantelleria


Dream Resort Pantelleria

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. 

3 nights offer


Saturday - Tuesday

Arrival from BASEL with easyjet: 

Departure on Saturday from Basel at 16.15 hrs and Palermo at 18.20 hrs.

You will be met by our driving guide at Palermo airport, introduced to the beauty of Palermo in an approx. 70-minute tour via the harbour and sights and taken to the Grand Hotel & des Palmes (5*). The hotel is within easy walking distance of the old town with its sights and the hippest nightlife area with many quality street cafés.
1 overnight stay and breakfast at the hotel Day at leisure until departure.
Leave your luggage at the hotel and explore the city. Your taxi will pick you up at the hotel at 15.15h and take you to the airport for your flight to Pantelleria arriving at 17.05h at 17.50h.

The drive to the Pantelleria Dream Resort takes about 20 minutes (11km).
Dinner on arrival day at Ristorante AquAmore - à la carte dinner with local wine tasting.
2 nights in the Dammusi with garden terrace and sea view, incl. breakfast
Excursion with the yacht "Simone" with lunch on the sea - departure at 10h, aperitif at 12h and lunch at 13h. Visit to the grotti, possibility of swimming from the yacht. Return at approx. 15h.
Evening at leisure

Day at leisure - we recommend a visit to the town of Pantelleria and a walk to the caves of Cala Sataria.
Return flight on Tuesday with DAT from Pantelleria to Palermo* at 17.05h - arrival in Palermo at 17.50. Onward flight with Easyjet from Palermo at 19.10h and Basel at 21.25.
Caution: Your luggage will not be checked through on the return flight, you will have to collect it in Palermo and check it in again for Basel!

* Attention, airport transfers on Pantelleria are not included. We recommend renting a small car: type Panda, Clio or Punto with 5 doors and air conditioning from EURO 40 per day or a scooter from EURO 20 per day. You can also be picked up at the airport by the hotel bus (EURO 15 per person) or be driven to the centre of Pantelleria (EURO 15 per person). When booking, please let us know if we can organise transfers or a rental vehicle for you? 

7 nights offer


Saturday - Saturday

Arrival from BASEL with easyjet:  

Departure on Saturday from Basel at 16.15 hrs and Palermo at 18.20 hrs. 

You will be met by our driving guide at Palermo airport, introduced to the beauty of Palermo in an approx. 70-minute tour via the harbour and sights and taken to the Grand Hotel & des Palmes (5*). The hotel is within easy walking distance of the old town with its sights and the hippest nightlife area with many quality street cafés.
Overnight stay and breakfast at the hotel 
Day at leisure until departure. Leave your luggage at the hotel and explore the city. Your taxi will pick you up at the hotel at 15.15h and take you to the airport for your flight to Pantelleria arriving at 17.05h at 17.50h. 

The drive to the Pantelleria Dream Resort takes about 20 minutes (11km).
Dinner on arrival day at Ristorante AquAmore - à la carte dinner with local wine tasting. 
6 nights in the Dammusi with garden terrace and sea view, incl. breakfast
An excursion on the day of your choice with the yacht "Simone" with lunch on the sea - departure at 10h, aperitif at 12h and lunch at13h. Visit to the grotti, possibility of swimming from the yacht. Return at approx. 15h. 
the remaining days are at your free disposal .

Return flight on Saturday with the DAT from Pantelleria to Palermo* at 17.05h - arrival in Palermo at 17.50. Onward flight with Easyjet from Palermo at 18.55h and Basel at 21.10.
Caution: Your luggage will not be checked through on the return flight, you will have to collect it in Palermo and check it in again for Basel! 

* Attention, airport transfers on Pantelleria are not included. We recommend renting a small car: type Panda, Clio or Punto with 5 doors and air conditioning from EURO 40 per day or a scooter from EURO 20 per day. You can also be picked up at the airport by the hotel bus (EURO 15 per person) or be driven to the centre of Pantelleria (EURO 15 per person). When booking, please let us know if we can organise transfers or a rental vehicle for you? 

Travel dates


Flight from Basel with easyjet


3 or 7 nights offer - departure on
2 April 2022
9 April 2022
23 April 2022
30 April 2022
7 May 2022
14 May 2022
21 May 2022
11 June 2022
10 September 2022
17 September 2022
24 September 2022
1 October 2022
8 October 2022
15 October 2022
22 October 2022

Cancellation conditions


In the event of cancellation up to 14 days prior to arrival, we will charge CHF 350 per person - this amount will also be charged in the event of postponement. In case of later cancellation or postponement, 80% of the arrangement will be charged. 

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Would you like to book this offer? Then contact us via phone +41 41 368 10 05, send us an e-mail at info@privateselection.ch or fill in the enquiry form.

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