Dammuso with a pool inspired
by the Lake of Venus
Dammuso Il Villaggetto is composed of five ancient dammusi – the traditional stone houses of Pantelleria – sensitively restored by Gabriella Giuntoli one of Italy’s most sought-after architects, set within a three hectare estate. It lies within the natural park of Pantelleria, in the foothills of a mountain, just 1.5 km from the picturesque little port of Scauri. The refined simplicity of the outdoor spaces, luxuriant Arab gardens rich with citrus trees and palms, an incredible swimming pool inspired by the island’s famous Lake of Venus, create a rare atmosphere of elegance, charm, authenticity and harmony
|5 bedrooms, 10 sleeps|
|9 January - 31 December||
Refundable at the departure less any damages € 2000
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The thick lava walls and domed roofs of these five ancient dammusi, keep the interiors cool in summer and warm in winter. Each dammuso has its own independent entrance, with a private patio and “ducchene” (typical Pantellerian benches, carved into the lava walls). Furniture and textiles are of the highest quality. The five dammusi are connected by a garden path. A separate building contains a dining room and a small lounge with TV.
But this is a villa largely designed for socialising outside – there are spacious furnished terraces, an open-air dining area shaded by a pergola, and long ducchene strewn with colourful cushions. Surrounding it all is a marvellous Mediterranean garden, with spectacular views over typical pantescan countryside to the sea. Highlight, perhaps, is the remarkable swimming pool, designed by Giuntoli as a miniature replica of the island’s famous Lago di Venere, or Lake of Venus – there are few more incredible places on the island from which to watch the sunset. Alongside the pool is a spacious solarium, with shade for when the sun gets too much, along with an outdoor bathroom and shower.
For those who wish, it is possible to rent an additional dammuso set on the same estate, the Case del Thè, with two bedrooms, two private bathrooms and terrace.
Il Dammuso Reale Double
bedroom, bathroom and private patio
Il Dammuso Reale Piccola
Single bedroom and private bathroom
Double bedroom, private bathroom
Double bedroom, private bathroom.
Double room with one queen size bed and one french bed, private bathroom
Double bedroom, private bathroom
Indoor dining room TV room
The views of the beautiful pantescan countryside, the intense blues of the sea, and the incredible sunsets Jumping into that unique and magical swimming pool
Savouring the timeless atmosphere of life in a place that feels totally detached from the rest of the world Renting a boat for the day of unforgettable swims in the fantastic little bays that punctuate the island’s dramatic volcanic shores
Walking in the hills – especially in spring when the upland meadows are carpeted with flowers – to the natural hot baths of favare.
Visiting local wineries and sampling the island’s famous dessert wines – Moscato and Passito Exploring the unique cuisine of the island
Absolutely perfect for anyone seeking a peaceful place to think, relax or meditate on a peaceful island far from the madding crowds. Il Villaggetto is utterly private – a true and very refined hideway.
The main towns on the island are central Pantelleria and Scauri, which are the island’s two ports of arrival, but there are also little hamlets whose names still recall their Arab domination, such as Khamma, Kattibugale, Kariuscia and Bukkuram.