The choice of spending your holidays in Pantelleria takes you to a volcanic island surrounded by a wonderful sea that treasures a spectacular marine world. Tourism in Pantelleria is not merely a sea-side holiday. A tour of the different sites (places like Khamma-Tracino, Scauri-Rekale, Bukkuram, Kazzen, Karuscia) offers the opportunity to discover naturalistic, artistic, historical and cultural itineraries that enable a close contact with Pantelleria's and its inhabitant's histories.
The architectural element that marks Pantelleria's environment is the Dammuso: an ancient peasant house built with lava stone and with a cupola roof. The type of structure has a defensive character, it was invented in the 10th century when the island was subjected to frequent pirate attacks from the sea. Today the Dammuso have been transformed into comfortable holiday houses.