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Pantelleria is an island lying between [[Sicily]], [[Italy]] and [[Tunisia]]. Although Italian it is proud if it's arab influence and is becoming quite a chic destination. It is striking and hilly, with the countryside dotted with white ''Dammuso'' houses. There are no beaches - people swim off the black rocks.
 
  
The main centre is '''Pantelleria Town''', along with the much smaller ''Scauri'', ''Tracino & Kamma'' and ''Rekale''.
 
 
==Get in==
 
 
===By boat===
 
Daily overnight ferries run from [[Trapani]] in Sicily, running more frequently alongside hydrofoils in Summer. See [http://www.siremar.it/ SIREMAR] and [http://www.usticalines.it Ustica Lines].
 
 
===By plane===
 
Planes fly in daily from [[Palermo]] and [[Trapani]].
 
 
==Get around==
 
 
===By Bus===
 
There is quite a good bus service around the island. See [http://www.comunepantelleria.it/varie/FramMenu.htm Pantelleria Council]
 
 
===By Moped===
 
An excellent way to see the island is to hire a moped for a few days - it is small enough to do a circuit in 4 hours or so. Beware - there are only two petrol station on the island - both in Pantelleria Town.
 
 
==See==
 
*The ''Specchio di Venere'' - a lake inside the crater of a former volcano.
 
*The ''Sesi'' - black Neolithic funeral mounds.
 
*The pretty seaside hamlet of ''Gadir'' and it's thermal pools.
 
*The pretty vineyards in the ''Piano Ghiraldia'' at the far (east) end of the island.
 
 
==Do==
 
 
==Buy==
 
 
==Eat==
 
'''Il Cappero''' Via Roma. Excellent medium-priced food, very popular with the locals.
 
 
==Drink==
 
 
==Sleep==
 
'''Miryam''' Corso Umberto 1 (+39) 0923 911374. Modern, but functional, overlooking the harbour. Quite cheap out of season.
 
 
==Get out==
 
 
==External links==
 
[http://www.sicilytourist.com/pantelleria/english/ Sicily Tourist]
 
 
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Revision as of 19:10, 11 March 2005

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