Pantelleria is an island lying between Sicily, Italy and Tunisia. Although Italian it is proud of its 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.
Direct Flights from Rome and Milan. A new agreement with the hotels on Pantelleria has created a long period of direct flights to Pantelleria from Rome and Milan. These flights are on big jets (300 seats or more), only on weekends, 3 or 4 times each weekend day. Usually AllItalia. Tel 0923 913 283 seems to be the only resource for booking these flights. April to October. This is very new.
There is quite a good bus service around the island. See Pantelleria Council
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.
CiCCi's Bar. My favorite place in Pantelleria village, right near the central plaza. Genorous snacks. Great atmosphere. Cicci is a force on Pantelleria and this bar has great ambiance and personality. A must visit bar and cafe in the true Sicilian style.