Arco dell'Elefante


This sweeping natural arch of rugged grey stone is reputed to look like an elephant's trunk – and indeed it does! To get here, first head for the twin coves of Cala Tramontana and Cala Levante on Pantelleria's eastern shore, then turn south and follow the coast another 700m.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Pantelleria attractions

1. Cala Levante

0.38 MILES

Rugged cliffs and grand Mediterranean vistas combine to make this picturesque cove on Pantelleria's east coast one of the island's most popular swimming…

2. Cala Tramontana

0.49 MILES

One of Pantelleria's most popular swimming spots is this small rocky cove, equipped with a wooden sundeck for bathers and backed by a cluster of dammusi …

3. Museo Vulcanologico

3.14 MILES

This tiny free museum near the Punta Spadillo lighthouse has a fascinating collection of displays in Italian and English, covering everything from…

4. Lago Specchio di Venere

4.15 MILES

Just inland from Pantelleria's north coast, the iridescent waters of this volcanic lake are a stunning sight. Along the southern lakeshore, natural hot…

5. Balata dei Turchi

4.36 MILES

Those willing to brave the steep and treacherous 3km descent on an unpaved road will be rewarded with one of Pantelleria's most beautiful swimming spots,…

6. Parco Archeologico dei Sesi

6.92 MILES

This archaeological site on Pantelleria's northwestern coast preserves the remains of several mound-shaped Megalithic stone necropolises known as sesi…