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Pantelleria (TP): journey to this “wild land”, brushstroke of intense colors (from Varese)

8 days (7 nights) excursion to this fabulous island of the Sicilian channel

Program:

1st day: PANTELLERIA
Meeting of the participants at the airport. Handling of boarding and departure operations for Pantelleria. Arrival at Pantelleria airport. Free lunch. Hotel transfer, accommodation in reserved rooms, dinner, overnight stay.

2nd day: PANTELLERIA – “Panoramic Excursion”

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning departure for the discovery of Pantelleria and its beauties. This excursion turns out to be the preliminary stage for a good knowledge of the island. It consists of a perimeter path with various stops in the most important places from a historical and landscape point of view. We immediately reach the Contrada di Scauri, the first stop will be at the small port of Scauri to see the Grotta dei Gabbiani up close. We will continue on the “Perimeter” road admiring the rugged and wild landscapes, until we reach a centuries-old olive grove where we can walk among the olive trees cultivated as sapling. Continuing on the panoramic road we will stop to admire the “Balata dei Turchi” from above, a lava plain dominated by pumice stone ridges. A further panoramic stop will be made to admire the magnificent rock formation “Arco dell’Elefante” from the other. We will go down to Cala Levante, in front of which the Faraglione is located; we will make a refreshing stop, with the possibility of going on foot to see the Arco dell’Elefante up close. The last stop will be at the viewpoint overlooking the wonderful Lake of Venus, an unmissable panoramic view. Return to the hotel for lunch. Free afternoon for relaxation, bathing activities, individual excursions. Dinner and overnight

3rd day: PANTELLERIA “by motorboat”
Breakfast at the hotel. Whole day dedicated to the discovery of beautiful landscapes, inlets, stacks, beaches and places that can only be reached through the circumnavigation of the island by motorboat. You can admire: Punta Spadillo, Cinderella’s Scarpetta, the Arco dell’Elefante, the Macanisazzi caves, the cheese stacks, the underwater springs of Cala Nicà. During the day there are several stops for bathing. Frugal lunch on board. Traveling along the coast you can fully appreciate the volcanic nature of the island by observing and discovering the various lava layers and the complex morphology of the cliffs overlooking the sea. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

4th day: PANTELLERIA
Full board at the hotel. Free day for relaxation, bathing activities, individual excursions.

5th day: PANTELLERIA – “Spa & Wellness”
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning excursion to the various thermal phenomena of the island including a real natural spa where you can do treatments with thermal mud, relaxing baths in hot waters as well as a Turkish bath inside a natural cave. The first stop of the excursion is the fascinating Benikulà cave, which we will reach by crossing the splendid landscapes of the Contrada di Sibà. This cave is in effect a natural sauna already known in the Byzantine era, or “dry bath”, a sort of Turkish bath inside a natural cavity fed by the residual heat of the volcano. Afterwards, we will continue towards the Lake of Venus, a unique ecosystem in the world, famous for its sulfur-rich muds and its spring pools, where we will practice mud therapy on face and body. Time available for bathing in the lake and for mud therapy. Continue for lunch in a family-run restaurant. After lunch we will end the spa day at the port of Gadir, a small fishing village. Here it is possible to relax, practicing the rite of the calidarium-frigidarium, an ancient ritual bath, with regenerating and invigorating effects, already in vogue at the time of the ancient Romans, ancient visitors of the site. The waters of the springs, particularly sweet but rich in mineral salts, are mainly used to treat arthrosis and rheumatism in general and have a non-constant temperature ranging from 39 ° C up to 50 ° C. Time available for baths. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

6th day: “food and wine & agricultural” PANTELLERIA
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit of the agricultural heart of the island, of its “Zibibbo” vineyards, with particular attention to the sapling cultivation technique, a UNESCO Intangible World Heritage Site. The program of this excursion includes several stops with tastings of local products, wines and passito, oil and cheeses at some of the most renowned companies on the island. The first guided tour will be at a caper factory, a Pantelleria PGI caper processing company where we will be shown the processing, selection and packaging phases of the caper. This will be followed by a visit to a small traditional winery, for a passito tasting and to learn the production techniques of this world famous sweet wine. We leave for a farm / winery among the most unique of the island, because it is run by women only, where we will taste excellent pates and jams in combination with their wines and passito. We continue to see a caper house up close where we will learn the techniques of cultivation and harvesting, and we will see a “sarduni” dammuso up close. This will be followed by a delicious lunch of local tradition in the house-dammuso of a Pantelleria family. In the afternoon, visit to the Pantelleria garden of the famous Cantina Donnafugata, donated to the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) in 2008. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

7th day: PANTELLERIA
Full board at the hotel. Free day for relaxation, bathing activities, individual excursions.

8th day: PANTELLERIA
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning free time for bathing activities. Free lunch. Transfer to the airport. Boarding and departure operations for the return trip.

HOTEL VILLAGE SUVAKI * * * * Pantelleria (TP)
The 4 **** HOTEL VILLAGE SUVAKI located in a dominant position on the promontory of Punta Fram guarantees a magnificent view of the sea from every corner of the complex, giving guests unique views and suggestive sunsets. You will be welcomed by the Reception, obtained from an ancient Dammuso, and then you will enjoy the whole complex which is divided into a panoramic restaurant, a bar, an important swimming pool with hydromassage corner and children’s area, and also an Amphitheater, Fitness Area, Multipurpose field of five-a-side football and tennis, archery range, Diving Center. The complex is organized in Formula Club and offers a pleasant holiday in a lively and informal atmosphere, without detracting from those who prefer privacy.
ROOMS: Most of the rooms have a sea view and all are equipped with air conditioning, TV, telephone, safe, minibar, bathroom with shower and hairdryer, veranda or balcony; the same are divided into:
RESTAURANTS: A buffet restaurant based on the fusion of traditional Sicilian cuisine with a more international one.
The breakfast buffet includes both sweet and savory, lunch * and dinner, in a show cooking solution with first courses sautéed on sight and second courses cooked on the grill, as well as a rich buffet of side dishes, pizza, focaccia and an inviting Sicilian production pastry. own. Draft water and wine included with meals. The accommodation is provided both outside and inside with an air-conditioned room (free unassigned seats, shared tables). * Lunch is intended as a quick lunch, or quick lunch, where the following will be offered at the buffet: grilled vegetables, appetizers mixed, flans, 2 first courses, fruit or ice cream.
MARE: Just 150 m. from the structure it is possible to reach the sea point via a path in the rock, there is the solarium platform placed on the cliff and equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas (subject to availability) and with the walkway for easy access into the water. The coasts of the island are indented with inlets, cliffs overlooking the sea and natural caves. There are no sandy beaches on the island but only cliffs, many of which are easy to access and enjoy.
ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES: The complex is organized in the Club Formula and as in the best tradition of a quality Hotel Village, all life develops around the immense swimming pool with hydromassage and children’s area which represents the heart of the complex. It overlooks the American bar, the amphitheater for shows, the area dedicated to the mini club and the one dedicated to fitness; moreover, sports enthusiasts can use the soccer and tennis field, the archery range or, if they love the underwater world, the TGI diving center (Padi 5 stars). The animation develops in a daytime activity with gymnastics, water aerobics and group courses, as well as organization of sports tournaments and games, and in the evening in the amphitheater with cabaret and shows. with particular attention to the outdoor Piano Bar that accompanies the evenings by the pool always with a renewed magic. Last but not least, the activity of Mini club 4/12 years is guaranteed for children with a personalized program.
PAYMENT SERVICES: diving center inside the structure, excursions, car and moped rental (reservations are highly recommended in high season), afternoon shuttle to the center of Pantelleria (except Saturday and Sunday), transfer from / to the airport / port.
CLUB CARD: compulsory Euro 3.00 Children 4/13 years, Adults Euro 5.00 per person per day, payment on site, includes: transfers from / to airport / port, Wi-Fi in common areas, use of the equipped swimming pool, daytime use of the facilities sports (gym, football / tennis field), beach / pool towel, daytime and evening entertainment, Mini Club 4/12 years

Individual participation fee:
(for a minimum of 30 participants)
Socio Tci    € 1.290,00
Non-member € 1,325.00
Reservations and information:
c / o Travel Agencies “LeMarmotte” of

– Varese, Via Crispi 26 Tel .: 0332 242564 mail: varese@lemarmotte.it
– Busto Arsizio, Viale Rimembranze 1 Tel .: 0331 397411 mail: busto@lemarmotte.it
Methods of payment and conditions of participation:
Registrations for the initiative are collected by July 27, date on which the actual implementation of the initiative will be confirmed according to the number of participants – minimum 30 –

At the time of registration, a deposit of € 330 is required

The balance will be paid by July 27th.

At the time of registration, the payment you receive is required:
– in person at the Travel Agency Le Marmotte in Varese, Via Crispi 26 and in Busto Arsizio Viale Rimembranze 1

– by bank transfer to: ARMONIA SRL

– IBAN: IT 90 I 08404 20200 000000802673
For payments by bank, it will be necessary to indicate in the reason for payment:

Touring Pantelleria 27/08 + names of the participants.
The price includes
– Economy class air travel
– Airport boarding fees
– Transfers Pantelleria Airport / hotel / Pantelleria Airport

– Accommodation in standard double rooms with private facilities and air conditioning
– Pasti in hotel come da programma (nr. 3 F.B. + nr. 4 H.B.)
– Lunch on board during the excursion to Pantelleria
– Lunch in a restaurant in Pantelleria
– Picnic based on typical Panteschi products at home / dammuso

– Drinks with meals in hotels and restaurants (1/2 mineral + ¼ of wine)
– Motorboat tour of Pantelleria
– “Panoramic” excursion
– “Food and Wine & Agricultural” excursion
– “Spa & Wellness” excursion
– Daytime and evening entertainment, swimming pools, sunbeds, umbrellas
– Club card
– Medical baggage insurance with Cover Stay coverage.
The fee does not include:
– City tax
– Optional cancellation insurance to be requested upon registration € 50
– Visits and excursions not indicated

– anything not expressly indicated in “the price includes”.

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