Timeless luxury on the island of Pantelleria, Sicily
Via Monastero snc Scauri TP, 91017 Pantelleria TP, Italy
Overview & highlights
Hidden is the island of Pantelleria, solitary in the sea between the coasts of Sicily and Africa, an ancient land whose people once worshipped Ishtar, the goddess of love. A prestigious resort with 20 suites, a restaurant and swimming pool.
Stylish suites housed in ancient dammusi dwellings bring together strict monastic interior architecture and refined contemporary elegance: welcome to Sikelia, an exclusive, timeless place, synonymous with luxury and tranquillity, a place to discover the many contrasts of the island of Pantelleria. A luxury haven of peace and serenity.
Pantelleria – A wild and peaceful land at the heart of the Mediterranean, offering African-hued sunsets and unforgettable starlit nights. This is a beautiful and intriguing place, born around 300,000 years ago, whose volcanic origins are reflected still today in its colours and its secrets.
Sikelia – A warm and personal welcome will make you feel right at home. The elegant and stylish cuisine showcases the authentic flavours of rural tradition, and the Arabic garden is a place to get lost in the ancient rituals of grape therapy and rediscover the slow rhythms of the earth.
Based on a masterplan drawn up by the architect Gabriella Giuntoli, two young engineers, Francesco Alessandrelli and Katherina Pazienza Gelmetti, were responsible for the final design and overseeing the construction work. Featuring an interplay of complex, vaulted structures built upon thick masonry walls, the island’s traditional dammuso houses have Moorish origins. This project combines their idiosyncratic design with the latest generation technological systems solutions, so as to offer the utmost comfort without compromising on the historic atmosphere of these dwellings with their ancient, exotic roots.
The Wine Estate “Coste Ghirlanda” and its vineyards are some of the most beautiful landscapes around the globe, the dry and complex lands in which Sikelia’s internationally renowned wines are born. Pantelleria is the ultimate destination for wine tourism, as the island holds the only vineyards worldwide whose practice of cultivation has been recognised as part of Unesco’s World Heritage.
Pantelleria is part of Sicily, but the island actually lies much closer to Africa than Italy. It is precisely this privileged position which gives the island its look and its culture rich in contrasts, a place of Arabic forms and typical scents of Southern Italy.
The island stands out, amongst other things, for its rugged coastline and the green countryside overhanging the sea. This isn’t a place of sandy beaches, but rather one of small coves with crystal clear waters, spectacular and mysterious caves and a comfortable descent to the sea over smooth rocks.
Pantelleria’s volcanic origins are also to thank for its authentic open air spa facilities: from the hot springs of Gadir and the Benikulà Cave natural sauna to the mud of the Lago di Venere, every corner of Pantelleria offers regeneration for the senses and reconciliation with nature.
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