Halfway between Sicily and Tunisia, in waters that shimmer cobalt blue and emerald green, lie two magnificent pearls of the Mediterranean: Pantelleria and Lampedusa.
Pantelleria offers something for any sort of holiday: you can begin at the iconic Cala Arco dell’Elefante, followed by a hike through the Mediterranean brush of Montagna Grande, then the thermal circuits at the natural sauna of Benikulà in the district of Sibà, and the archaeological tours from the Castello to the amphorae, to the underwater wrecks. All perfectly accompanied by a glass of Passito to enjoy on the veranda of a dammuso, the traditional dwellings of the island.
Lampedusa, the bridge between Africa and Europe, has always captivated us with its Isola dei Conigli, which many consider the most beautiful beach in Europe. Its wealth of biodiversity is incredible – dolphins and loggerhead sea turtles – as is its delicious cuisine founded on the very freshest seafood. These precious places with their disarming, shining beauty are the perfect destination if you want to find peace and quiet and concentrate on the wonders of unspoiled natural surroundings.
See a dammuso – Pantelleria's traditional ancient houses built out of the local stone
See Pantelleria's favare, the jets of hot water vapour that shoot out from the rocks of Montagna Grande
Try the natural sauna of the Benikulà cave with its stone seats
Admire Pantelleria's archaeological areas: the Castello, the citadels of San Marco and Santa Teresa, the sesi and the underwater discoveries at Gadir
Take a tour of Pantelleria's most beautiful beaches: Cala Cinque Denti, Nikà, Arco dell'Elefante, Balata dei Turchi, Bue Marino, Gadir and Martingana
Discover the Madonna del Mare, fourteen metres down at Lampedusa's main diving spot
Take a boating excursion and fall in love watching the dolphins that live between Linosa and the other Pelagie Islands
Take a dip at the Spiaggia dei Conigli beach, with the clean, clear water that makes it one of the most beautiful in the world, a true paradise on earth.
Stroll down Via Roma, the island's main street, crowded with coffee bars, pubs, restaurants and various establishments, the hub for Lampedusa nightlife
Go hiking in the Pelagia Islands Nature Reserve – silent strolls surrounded by nature