According to extrareference, Pantelleria (Sicilian: Pantillirìa) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea (Europe) that is part of Italy ‘s autonomous region of Sicily. Pantelleria is located approximately 85 kilometers southwest of the Italian island of Sicily and approximately 70 kilometers northeast of Tunisia. The capital of Pantelleria is the eponymous Pantelleria.
Pantelleria is a volcanic island with both European and African influences. This is due to its central location between Europe and Africa. Pantelleria has a number of villages spread over the island. These villages are mostly authentic and therefore worth a visit. On the island you will also find a castle and some “Sesi’s”, a kind of tombs from 1800. The landscape of Pantelleria is green and rocky with some mountain peaks, which reach up to 836 meters. There are some black sand beaches on the coast, but it consists entirely of rocky coast. There are also some resources available. The waters around Pantelleria are ideal for sailing and diving. Especially the underwater rock formations attract many divers. Especially in the summer months, many tourists flock to this island and thus ensure that the population can build up an income to live on all year round. Part of the population also works in agriculture.
Where is Pantelleria located?
Travel information of Pantelleria
Official name: Pantelleria
Area: 83 km²
Country code: IT, ITA
Population: 7,770 inhabitants (2013)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 836 m (Montagna Grande)
Distance (Amsterdam – Pantelleria): 1,821 km
Flight time: approx. 4 hours
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place at Pantelleria that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Pantelleria, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Pantelleria. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Pantelleria?
Weather and climate
Pantelleria has a Mediterranean climate. The island generally has warm summers (average 25 degrees) and mild winters (average 10 to 15 degrees).
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Pantelleria can be found on our extensive weather page.
May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to Pantelleria. This avoids the cool winter period and the hot summer period.
Italian is the official language on Pantelleria.
Would you like to translate from or into Italian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Italy: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch Consulates in Italy: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Italian Embassy in the Netherlands: amblaja.esteri.it.
Italian consulates in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Pantelleria.
Money and Currency matters
On Pantelleria you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Pantelleria can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices at Pantelleria are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +10% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (8% cheaper), food (27% more expensive), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (17% cheaper) and public transport (48% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
At Pantelleria it is not customary to tip, but it is appreciated. If there is no service charge on the receipt yet and the service is good, tip approximately 5-10%.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time on Pantelleria is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Pantelleria can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Pantelleria you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Pantelleria.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Pantelleria.
At Pantelleria you may need a travel plug in some cases.
More information about common plugs and sockets at Pantelleria can be found on our electricity page (look under Italy).
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Pantelleria can be found on Google news.
Websites from Pantelleria end in.it.
Pantelleria official website: comunepantelleria.it.
The country code (international access code) to call someone on Pantelleria is 0039 or +39.
(You must leave the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Pantelleria? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(You must omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Pantelleria Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Pantelleria.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Pantelleria.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Pantelleria.
An overview of all public holidays in Italy can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Pantelleria, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Pantelleria?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Pantelleria. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Pantelleria can be found on Protected Planet.
Pantelleria is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Pantelleria? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Pantelleria, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Pantelleria, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Pantelleria.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 16.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0 for novice drivers up to 3 years old).
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Pantelleria was called Cossyra in ancient times?
…Pantelleria was important during several wars because of its location?
…Pantelleria has welcomed many celebrities as tourists?
…One can cross the island in 45 minutes?
…Pantelleria is a well-known dive site?