10 Things to Do in Pantelleria That You Shouldn't Miss

January 11, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

This small, hilly island between Sicily and Tunisia is growing in popularity as a tourist destination (so if you’re like us, you’ll want to get there soon). Rent a moped to explore. One must-see: the island’s thermal pools. Beaches are rocky, but offer great snorkeling just offshore.
Restaurants in Pantelleria

1. Lo specchio di venere

Sicily, Italy
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
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1%
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4.5 based on 770 reviews

Lo specchio di venere

Reviewed By North_in_South

Scenic walk around the lake and a natural volcanic spa with wonderful mud suitable for applying on your body and when dried- scrubbing it off and enjoying a swim. For best experience - go early! At 9 am there were 6 persons, at 11 am about 70 and more arriving.

2. Balata dei Turchi

Sicily, Italy
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
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1%
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

Balata dei Turchi

Reviewed By Onlygoodfoods - Bologna, Italy

Another wonderful point on this island. You should definitely take a bath in this place. Ideal obtain a diving mask and flippers. Do not go to the beach with flip flops !!

3. Lago di Venere

Sicily, Italy
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
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1%
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4.5 based on 277 reviews

Lago di Venere

Reviewed By geraldor523 - Galliate, Italy

A short ride from Scauri, the Lago Di Venere is worth a visit. A pleasant place to spend several hours to enjoy the mud baths and natural hot Springs.

4. Bagno Asciutto

Sicily, Italy
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
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1%
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4.5 based on 271 reviews

Bagno Asciutto

Reviewed By World_Shopper1 - London, United Kingdom

You simply have to visit this natural sauna, it's an incredibly unusual experience. Drive up the long road (follow the signposts), park up and then it's a 15-20min walk along the side of the calera - great views - then up a short flight of stone steps to what at first glance seems to be a couple of wooden benches under some trees. Then strip down to your bathers and flipflops and squeeze through a narrow gap between 2 huge rocks to sit in an absolutely pitch-dark cave filled with hot steam. Inside there is room for around 5 people and you sit on little flat rocks. Remember to bring bottled water. We shared the cave with a local retired couple who said they use the cave several times a week and they brought branches of fresh rosemary to place at the back of the cave to 'clean the air' and it gave off a fabulous perfume. 20mins is about as long as you should give it and you can cool off at the bench area outside, which catches the cool breezes rising from the valley below. It's really quite extraordinary.

5. Laghetto delle Ondine

Sicily, Italy
Excellent
58%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
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2%
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4.5 based on 372 reviews

Laghetto delle Ondine

Reviewed By santl - milano

is quite difficult to go there so far avoid to go there in the hot hours. on the late afternoon, my be after the video of the musemu, you can relax and enjoy a private and exclusive swimming pool with real fish inside

6. Azienda Vinicola Minardi

Contrada Karuscia, 6, 91017, Sicily, Italy +39 0923 911160
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Azienda Vinicola Minardi

Reviewed By Amy B - Pantelleria, Italy

We arrived at this winery not knowing what to expect. it is not particularly inviting from the outside. Inside was charming. The owner, Francesca, is so lovely and knowledgeable. The wine was wonderful. We were there when there was a special appetizer event on a Sunday evening with an American chef, we ate things that I still dream of eating. Stuffed zucchini flowers, local figs wrapped in a tiny strip of spicy salame, and chocolate truffles filled with passito or grappa made from their wine. Everything featured local products. The Leukos white, Gusiras nero d'avola, and their passito, of course, were wonderul! They make everything the real way, no shortcuts and no fillers.
There were kids playing in the outside area and the tour of the winery was really impressive. we will definitely go back and I hope they soon realize their dream of having a wine bar and a few guest rooms!
www.viniminardi.it

7. Montagna Grande

Sicily, Italy
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Montagna Grande

Reviewed By TeutonFlyboy - Suitland, Maryland

This was the most pleasant surprise of Pantelleria. It's about an hour drive to the top of the mountain from the city center, but the flora changes dramatically. The temperatures drop significantly, and the landscape becomes heavily forested. There are number of places with tables and benches to stop and enjoy a picnic. Provided the weather is clement, the view is fabulous as you can see the entire island. If you have a local or tour guide, you can see the hidden cave. There is also a grotto at the summit. The mountain is a great get-away for hiking enthusiasts. The locals like to hunt for mushrooms on the mountain. but--be careful--many mushrooms are poisonous. Also, there is a interesting local tradition. Pantellerians (Pantuscans) travel up to the mountain to collect green moss for their Christmas nativity scenes.

8. Azienda Agricola d'Ancona

Contrada Punta Fram Cimillia SNC, 91017, Sicily, Italy +39 0923 918350
Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
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5 based on 34 reviews

Azienda Agricola d'Ancona

Reviewed By relaona - milano

Tante aziende fanno vino Passito e non, ma il valore aggiunto di questa cantina oltre ad un ottimo passito è la persona che accoglie i visitatori (Ilaria mi pare) che con cortesia pazienza e senza fretta ti fa assaggiare (gratuitamente e non tutti lo fanno) i vini prodotti.Abbiamo visitato molte cantine ma nella semplicità della cantina D'Ancona noi abbiamo trovato il top
Brava Ilaria e tieni duro
Renato e Rita

9. Pantelleria Island

Piazza Messina 18, 91017, Sicily, Italy +39 0923 913283
Excellent
72%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Pantelleria Island

Reviewed By Xsenofilos

The Black Pearl of Mediteranean. The best wine in the world:Passito del Pantelleria,and a very special MUSCAT.Nothings compare to them.Magical landscapes;try contrada Thikiriki close to Siba from Bukuram sopra till to Bugeber on the secondary dirt road( not mentioned on the maps )- left from MADONA del Rosario.Lots of small and very cute green birds at The Venere Lake.Steam and hot waters:natural sauna in a cave and a kind of "gaizer" close to Contrada Monastiros and free open air natural(some of them) thermal pools.And the best of all: Damuso,the special Islands architecture (try Penelope at Due Gatti).And the best sweets in the world,the very special exquisite delicatesse of Pantelleria:UVA PASSA. Try that one who is produced in contrada CCIAANNREA

Contrada Khamma, 91017, Sicily, Italy +39 0923 915649
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Donnafugata

Reviewed By Harry H - London, United Kingdom

Charming winery in Khamma well worth visiting. The four of us had the paired food and wine tasting. Highlight was the superb passito de Pantelleria Ben Rye - son of the wind...super sweet wine from the Zibbibo grape. Expert comments from Stephanie our guide from the winery.

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