Dammuso with garden
and a small pool
Sensitively restored by celebrated architect Gabriella Giuntoli, Dammuso la Limonaia is an oasis of peace and tranquility within a fatato garden. The restoration has preserved the es-sential rustic character of the house — and is utterly different from the breezeblock dammusi of recent construction — this is a house with an intimate connection to the land, with thick walls of local stone that keep out the summer heat, and shady outdoor spaces to spend the days and evenings relaxing with the luxuriant, vividly coloured and scented Pantellerian landscape at your fingertips.
Dammuso la Limonaia lies on a country estate in Rekhale, in the south of the island, a few kilometres from the port of Scauri, and 14km from Pantelleria town and the airport.
The Dammuso consists of two separate buildings, connected by a limonaia. Each building has a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and terrace. A small, simple kitchen is shared. Out-side, shaded by a traditional cane roof (cannizzo in local dialect) is a living area furnished with comfy sofas, a dining area, a solarium and a small swimming pool.
For parties of six, an additional small dammuso is available, consisting of a double bedroom with bathroom and outdoor kitchen.
Two independent suites, each with double bedroom and bathroom.
Large furnished patio
Small swimming pool (2.5 × 4.5 m)
Small dammuso with double bedroom, bathroom, outdoor kitchen and terrace
The sweeping Mediterranean park surrounding il Dammuso la Limonaia is really magical. With most tourists opting for the coast, staying in the rural Limonaia gives you a completely different ex-perience of the island’s natural beauty — and total peace is guaranteed. Yet it is just a short drive to the sea.
The traditional Arab garden — an evocative and magical place where it’s easy to spend hours just looking at the plants and breathing in the Arabian nights perfumes.
Dammuso la Limonaia may have an essential simplicity, but attention has been paid to every detail — the top quality white sheets and towels are heavenly.
This is the ideal house for two couples — or three couples, if you add the extra little dammuso.
The ample outdoor living spaces and gardens make the dammuso ideal as well for a family with older chil-dren (adults in one building, kids in the other).
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.