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

The Dammusi

Dammuso Mandorlo


A comfortable holiday for people who spend most of their time outdoors.

Dammuso Fico d'India

Fico d’India

Large spaces and the quiet atmosphere.

Dammuso Gelsomino


A simple accommodation, for the nature lover.

Dammuso Bougainvillea


An historic dammuso for an exclusive and charming holiday.

Once Pantelleria was only reachable from Palermo or Trapani.
Now in the summer you can also find direct flights from Milan, Rome, Bergamo, Bologna, Catania, Genova, Torino, Venice and Verona. (Alitalia, Blue Panorama, DAT, Volotea)
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.

Throughout the year, two ships (Siremar and Traghetti delle Isole) depart from Trapani to Pantelleria. In the summer there is also a hydrofoil.

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Pantelleria island is quite large (83 sq km) and to be explored thanks to the incredible variety of its landscapes.
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).

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Giardini di Pantelleria is usually open from mid-April to mid-October, but also consult us for any stays out of season.

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