Saint Martin: how sweet can Pantelleria get
Foreigners call it Indian summer; for us, the first half of November, is known as Saint Martin’s Summer, a period of the year where temperatures are still mild and where landscapes turn into vivid colors and the romantic and melancholic nature mixes at the same time.
In Sicily Saint Martin means time of wine, of traditional recipes and products; and in Pantelleria we have many peculiarities. It’s a time where the island, after the grapes and olives harvest, prepares itself for the quiet months ahead and starts sitting around tables, sharing its characteristic conviviality. It’s during the celebration of Saint Martin that the Passito of Pantelleria makes its way to the table for the dessert, accompanied by traditional biscuits (precisely, the sammartinelli), small delicious biscuits with anise seeds; and it’s also for the 11th of November that the tempting sfinci (small fried pancakes covered with sugar) are prepared.
This year Saint Martin is on Friday: a great excuse to have a weekend in Pantelleria, celebrating its taste and its delicious wines. The perfect dammuso from Abitare Pantelleria for this season is dammuso Nicchia in contrada Rekhale: a suggestive villa where the refurbishment has anyway left intact the original structure and pavements, maintaining the old atmosphere and from where you can admire the magnificent zibibbo- cultivated valley, breath-taking sunsets and an incredible view of the African coastline. The dammuso has 3 double bedrooms and can host up to 6 people; in the elegant and well furnished living room there’s also a chimney, defect to heat up the atmosphere during the autumn nights. Outside, the aroma of the plants and the green colors surrounding the dammuso make the perfect frame for the beautiful swimming pool and the meticulously tidy garden.
The dammuso Nicchia is located not far from the homonymous restaurant, where you can taste the real Pantescan cuisine.
Find here the offers for dammuso “La Nicchia”.