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Ustica

Ustica PA, 90010, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Charming!

We had a remarkable day trip taking the Ferry for Ustica from Palermo Harbour. The island retains... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
greekcypriot2009
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GREECE&CYPRUS
Another beautiful Mediterranean island

This "another" is not intended as a put-down: this is a wonderful little island, where I wanted to... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
GaborLeo
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Slagelse, Denmark
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A tiny volcanic island off Sicily's northern coast.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“day trip” (11 reviews)
“tiny island” (2 reviews)
“boat tour” (2 reviews)
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Ustica PA, 90010, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We had a remarkable day trip taking the Ferry for Ustica from Palermo Harbour. The island retains its charm and history with a gorgeous rocky landscape. Excavations have dated settlements here for hundreds of years, while the current population is just over 1300. This tiny...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This "another" is not intended as a put-down: this is a wonderful little island, where I wanted to return ever since a fleeting visit years ago. This spring, before the tourist season started, I managed to spend three memorable weeks there. I enjoyed every minute...More

2  Thank GaborLeo
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

If I were a famous writer, I'd come here and write my master piece in the sacred and relaxing quiet of Ustica. Maybe the beautiful mediterranean sea and the walks and the food and the sun and the friendly people would keep me from writing,...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

A lovely island very easy access all around it on foot or by using local minivan transport or cheap island taxi. I had previously visited years ago for diving in its beautiful rich marine protected area. This time i focused on walking the trails and...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This little slice of heaven, just an hoir and a half from Palermo harbour by the high speed passenger only boat, is quite superb for a relaxing and utterly refreshing break for those who like to walk, cycle, snorkel, dive or just sit on some...More

3  Thank Carrie P
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Did 2 hours boat tour with Pepe (Giuseppe, mentioned in an earlier review). It cost €54 for 2 pax and 2 snorkeling gears. Not that cheap but we thoroughly enjoyed it. We went to check out 6 caves in total, did 2 snorkellings, even saw...More

3  Thank coolkuku
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is very nice island near Palermo that you have to experience as it is a paradise. It takes just 1 hour and a half and the trip is nice. You can rent a motorbike and go around the island very easily.

1  Thank egiarte2017
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We visited Ustica on a day trip from Palermo. This time of year the island is very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the village and then took the minibus to Punta Spalmatore (close to the Lighthouse) where we enjoyed the gorgeous sunny weather and some...More

11  Thank Bauke K
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This beautiful volcanic island, just one and an half hour off in front of Palermo, is a real paradise for all those visitors who want to swim in crystal claer waters, dive among thousands of fish, eat organic food and walk along lava black cobblestone...More

3  Thank Gianluca D
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Ustica is a small island and really beautiful. The stony shores are suitable for swimming and especially for snorkeling. Bring bathing shoes!! We cut out feet and hands on the sharp volcanic stones plus they're very hot. You can take the small bus to get...More

Thank A44DESIGN
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Anca-Maria G
17 August 2017|
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Response from Carrie P | Reviewed this property |
i think it would be easier to hire a vespa or two no need for a car really and truly great small van taxi service running from 7.00am - 9.30pm to connect you in this small 2 road island!
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Sarah J
9 August 2016|
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Hmm, it may be good for snorkeling, but we didn't see that much fishes ... The islands around Ustica are more getting away from all the stress and living like Ernst Hemingway for a few days. There is not much to do apart... More
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funpal
29 July 2015|
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Astoria Palace Hotel is a 20 min walk.
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