Pantelleria ferry port in Pantelleria Island connects you with Trapani in Sicily with a choice of up to 7 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Pantelleria to Trapani crossing is from 2 hours 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Ustica Lines.
To the south of the westernmost tip of Sicily, in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea lies the Italian island of Pantelleria. Closer to Africa than to Europe, Pantelleria is 62 miles southwest of Sicily and just 37 miles east of the Tunisian coast.
Pantelleria is the largest of all Sicilian islands and is a volcanic island known as the “black pearl of the Mediterranean”. The island was the first stepping stone for the Arab invasion of Sicily in the eighth century AD, and its name derives from Arab “Bint-al Rion”, meaning daughter of the wind.
Like most islands in the middle of the Mediterranean, Pantelleria has a rich history with various dominating civilisations, from the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Arabs and the Spanish, with Arab influences as the most evident. However, Pantelleria still has a very Sicilian culture overall.
Still, Pantelleria is most famous for its sea, with 300 metre cliffs, numerous inlets, caves and grottos lining the coast, making it perfect for snorkelling and diving.