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Ustica

Ustica PA, 90010, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Peaceful, easy walking and oldest Marine Protected area in the Med

A lovely island very easy access all around it on foot or by using local minivan transport or cheap... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
annalisefalzon
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Malta
Basalt paradise for divers and lovers of seascapes

This little slice of heaven, just an hoir and a half from Palermo harbour by the high speed... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Carrie P
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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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” (10 reviews)
“boat tour” (2 reviews)
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Ustica PA, 90010, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank annalisefalzon
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

2  Thank Carrie P
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

2  Thank coolkuku
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.

Thank egiarte2017
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

10  Thank Bauke K
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
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Great experience for a day arond Palermo. I took the ferry at 9:30, arriving in Ustica at 12:30. I had enough time (6 hours) to explore the island. The bus service (orange buses that follow the circular island road) are very reliable and cheap. There...More

7  Thank SuAnth
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Tiny island with very little to see in terms of architecture but still a nice place to chill. Something to bear in mind is we had problems with the hydrofoil getting to the island and it was actually cancelled when we tried to get back...More

Thank tobybigdog
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I am absolutely yin love with this island. I had planned for a weekend in Palermo, but the city was too crazy for me, so I escaped to Ustica. Since it was off-season, there wasn't too much activity, but there is so much natural beauty...More

8  Thank ellerachel423
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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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