Pantelleria ferry port in Pantelleria Island connects you with Trapani in Sicily with a choice of up to 13 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Pantelleria to Trapani crossing is from 2 hours 10 minutes and the crossing is operated by Liberty Lines & Siremar.
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.
Via Borgo Italia 5, 91017 Pantelleria
If you need to spend a night at or near Pantelleria ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Pantelleria Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!