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Pantelleria, Italy
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Pantelleria may be overlooked by guidebooks but family travelers shouldn't do the same. This small, volcanic island - closer to Tunisia than Sicily - is one of the Mediterranean's few true pearls. But take note, beaches aren't the reason for a trek here. Pantelleria's shoreline is, for the most part, lava rock not sand. So why take the kids? The island's blue-green waters offer some of Italy's best snorkeling. Inlets and caves, some as grand as cathedrals, make boat trips interesting. Sesi - circular cairns - and Phoenician tombs, at Mursia and Monastero respectively, provide families with a chance to play archaeologist for the day. The hot springs at Grotta di NicĂ , in the village of Scauri, a chance to take a Roman bath. And that's not all! Hike Monte Grande, the island's highest peak, and take in the views of North Africa and the Straight of Sicily. Walk the circumference of Lago Specchio di Venere (Venus' Mirror) and, in addition to taking in the volcanic lake's incredible color, watch migratory birds in spring and fall. Follow the trail to Girlanda Valley and discover how modern day islanders survive. Nothing is wasted on Pantelleria.
Kid-Friendly Hotels in Pantelleria

Via Vittorio Emanuele 30

Lipari 98055

Italy

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Lipari-based Volcano Consult is vacation rental agency specialized in Sicily and its islands. They have an exceptionally long list of vacation rentals and offer an impeccable ...

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Contrada Zubebi

Pantelleria 91017

Italy

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Zubebi Resort is an exclusive oasis. It's sophisticated, practical and discrete. It's set in an olive grove and overlooks the deep blue Mediterranean. The resort is tastefull ...
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