Panarea is the smallest island of the Aeolian and successfully follows a politic of “no cars”: all transports are made with golf caddies, scooters and small pickups. The island can get very crowded, but if you want to find some peace you just have to move 200 meters away from the port to the beautiful small and glamorous Hotel Quartara.
Quartara Resort Panarea provides romantic and stunning boutique rooms with Caltagirone lava stone floors and also beautiful hand painted tiles from S. Stefano di Camastra. The best four rooms have sea views and balconies. Styles range from Asian inspired to modern minimalist. Expect a standard range of 4-star level mod cons including air conditioning, but there is no internet connection provided. Just buy a mobile phone package and use your phone as an access point.
Broccia restaurant is the highlight of the property. Even though it only works seasonally and serves a limited range of regional dishes, it is one of top Sicilian restaurants definitely worth a visit or indeed an entire stay at Quartara so you can enjoy local wines and freshly fished seafood for days. Quartara Resort Panarea can book you a helicopter transfer or help you hire a boat to explore the Aeolians. The hotel has partnered with a scuba diving club to offer you a discount for diving equipment or lessons.