One beautiful morning during our vacation on Pantelleria we set out on a hike to Laghetto Delle Ondine, a natural rock pool that is fed by the sea. We park the car somewhere on a corner of the island’s main street and Via Khamma and start walking through the Mediterranean Macchia.
The first portion of the hike leads us to Calla Cottone, a small bay with large boulders and stunning rock formations. I marvel at the different colors and shapes of the stone that contrast so wonderfully with the clear blue waters of the sea.
Punta Spadillo Lighthouse
From Calla Cottone, we head on towards the lighthouse at Punta Spadillio. The road leading to the lighthouse is said to be of Roman origin. Around the lighthouse, we come across several remainders from World War II – a somewhat eerie view. To learn all about Pantelleria’s origin and history we visit the Vulcanic Museum near the lighthouse.
Laghetto Delle Ondine
After some more hiking, we finally reach the Laghetto Delle Ondine. While we did not come across a living soul during most of our hike, there were a few other people at the Laghetto. But, after a while, we have the lake to ourselves.
We spend a couple of hours at the Laghetto, eating sandwiches and drinking beer while marvelling at the waves crashing against the rocks. I go for a swim in the clear blue water. The Laghetto Delle Ondine is truly one of the most impressive places I have ever been to. It will always hold a special place in my heart.
Cala Cinque Denti
On our way back to the car we pass the area above Cala Cinque Denti, taking in more incredible views onto the sea before we head back to our home at Tenuta Borgia.