Experience the unforgettable charm of Pantelleria
living in a old dammuso surrounded by magical stillness
Giardini di Pantelleria (Pantelleria Gardens) is a group of ancient traditional houses called dammusi (sing. dammuso, plur. dammusi) and Arab gardens located on the south-west coast of Pantelleria Island in a isolated and quiet little valley.
When I arrived in Pantelleria more than thirty years ago, I was fascinated by the primitive beauty of these houses.
Since then, as an architect I have always dreamed of protecting these ancient stone buildings immersed in uncontaminated nature to make them a pleasant summer residence for my friends and guests without giving up any modern comforts.
Whenever possible I have tried to maintain some characteristic features of the original use. Last but not least, I paid particular attention to important issues such as water conservation, environmental health (in the estate we do not use herbicides or pesticides) and light pollution at night.
Giardini di Pantelleria is not a hotel, guest house or a bed & breakfast… it’s a holiday home. The best way to stay in this charming Mediterranean island.
- The dammusi take their names from the plants that surround them
Once Pantelleria was only reachable from Palermo or Trapani.
Now in the summer you can also find direct flights from Milan, Rome, Bergamo, Bologna, Venice and even an international flight from Lugano.
Every year, however, everything changes: airlines, destinations, schedules. A good starting point would be to check the Calendar of flights at the Pantelleria Airport website.
To get around the island, go to the seaside, go shopping, go to the restaurant you will need a means of transport. On the site of the Airport of Pantelleria you can find a list of Car Rentals on the island to rent a car or a scooter.
You can find also alternative means, such as SUV, Quad, vintage Mehari and bicycles, recommended only to the most trained (the streets are all an up and down).
Booking & Promo
- 10% Discount on 2nd week booked
- 20% Discount on 3rd week booked
- Minimum stay 7 days