Giorgia Panseca on Pantelleria

Born and raised in Milan, Giorgia has always pursued her great passion for the arts and fashion. Seeking beauty is her ultimate goal and Pantelleria is her long time crush. “Some think it’s an island for everyone but they’re wrong. It’s windy, rocky, black and hostile. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”, says Giorgia. Read ahead to discover all her tips on the island’s infinite hidden treasures!

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EAT
La Nicchia Feel like you’re in an Arabian garden, surrounded by the wonderful scent of citrus.

Pinuzzo u Palermitanu Perfect both before or after your boat ride, this rotisserie is now the go-to place to appease your appetite with pizza, bread, arancini and sweets.

Cicci's Bar A bar frequented by locals, perfect for lunch or an aperitivo. Cicci – the owner - prepares different typical dishes with a Tunisian influence every day.

 

DRINK
Sesiventi Recently opened, it’s already considered one of the coolest bars on the island. Have a drink in their lush garden or watch the sunset from their amazing rooftop!

U Friscu An arabesque terrace to enjoy great aperitivi, maybe before a movie at the Scauri cinema.

I Curnutazzi A bar to enjoy amazing drinks with funky tunes, just above the Scauri port. It’s the perfect spot to start the long night ahead!

 

PARTY
Le Cale Right on the sea, come here for an aperitivo or for one of their themed parties at night.

Altamarea Dance the night away at the coolest club on the island!

 

EXPERIENCE
Lago di Venere Also known as the “specchio di Venere” (Venus’s mirror) for its shape and color, it’s the place to spend a healing day. Come here to relax in its waters and hot mud baths.

Grotta calda di Nikà A natural cave in the sea with thermal waters… a true dream!

Cantine di Zibibbo Experience Pantelleria’s unique wine culture with a tour of the cellars serving Zibibbo, the local elixir.

Sesi If you’re up for some culture, this is the place for you: an archaeological site left behind by a mysterious civilization.

 

SHOP
Sottovento A wonderful boutique in the town centre that stocks both clothing and accessories, definitely worthy of note.

Ceramiche De Simone Classic Mediterranean ceramic pots, cups, serving dishes and so much more. The ideal shop if you’re looking for a souvenir.

 

STAY
The best way to enjoy Pantelleria is by renting a local house known as “Dammuso”:

Tenuta Borgia An exclusive resort with “dammusi” immersed in a protected park in the middle of nowhere!

Monastero Pantelleria Located in one of the most panoramic spots, you can’t help but fall in love with its sea view paired with the wonderful valley creeping up behind it.

Ilha Preta B&B A very easy-going bed and breakfast with comfy rooms and a garden full of hammocks. Its location is great (very close to the main town) and the staff is wonderful.

Max Panseca