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.
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.
Il Cappero Via Roma. Excellent medium-priced food, very popular with the locals.
Miryam Corso Umberto 1 (+39) 0923 911374. Modern, but functional, overlooking the harbour. Quite cheap out of season.