An oasis of magic, according to tradition and in harmony with nature. Among the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Pantelleria flights between Africa and Sicily and central tenet for trade with the East. Of volcanic origin, is characterized by the extraordinary singularity of its landscape, where natural elements (block lava flows, coves and cliffs) are added to the articles and the beautiful gardens of Pantelleria and above its typical houses: the dammusi.
Their name derives from “Damus”, which means “vaulted building”. Their architecture was based on two large parallel walls, able to withstand and absorb the thrust of the dome roof, the characteristic feature of these homes.
These were then finished with a mixture of red tuff and lime, beaten with wooden clubs for days, to form a waterproof layer. The cover was intended to protect the house from the heat and insulate from noise and not least, supplying the dwelling of water. The rounded roof allowed to channel the rain into the cisterns, located near the dammuso. In a land so full of sun, sea and nature, Turin is a journalist is in love and decided to buy this dammuso restructuring it in full respect of the environment and the original building.
We Carda di Sotto, just outside the center of Tracino, and what fascinates is the position immediately. The sea of Pantelleria is simply magnificent and will not be difficult to be mesmerized watching the waves and be caressed by the breeze. Dammuso Dada, this is its name, also has a strong burden of originality. Dada instead is distinguished by its blue and fits perfectly to the color of the sea. Not only the exterior but also the furnishings are inspired by shades leaving this override and dominate the white and blue.
To customize the home owners have maintained the original features of the house, starting from furniture: little furniture because the wood undergoes the aggressive action of the salt. In their place were created so many niches in the walls where you can store items. The walls of dammusi are indeed very thick, up to two meters, and you can extract, digging, small spaces. The house consists of two distinct bodies joined together by a small kitchen with a wood stove, where he often hyenas cooked bread. In the first block are two small resorts, of which one is the master bedroom, while the second overlooks the patio outside the home.
The second unit features two bedrooms, a bathroom and a spacious dressing called “cammarinu”. according to the typical local definition. Also in respect for tradition, the walls are decorated with paintings, but no ceramics. The dishes that are hanging are some of Moroccan origin, and others drawn by an artist of the island, as well as fish in wrought iron placed in the living room.