We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ustica: a great retreat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ustica

Ustica
Ustica PA, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #15 of 256 things to do in Palermo
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A tiny volcanic island off Sicily's northern coast.
Concord, CA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Ustica: a great retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We visited the island of Ustica, off the coast of Palermo, for three nights after staying in a series of cities: Rome, Sorrento and Palermo. It is a beautiful place, small, friendly, and a great way to slow down after a busy itinerary that has been mainly in cities. It would also be a great place to visit if you want lots of down time and places to dive and snorkel. It is Italy's first marine preserve and home of the annual Underwater Photography Festival. There are nice hotels and restaurants. Sogni nel Blu was our choice. It is a family run hotel that is very relaxed and friendly, and very helpful. Highly recommended for a rural-beach getaway.

Visited July 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

170 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    119
    42
    7
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great holiday!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

We went to Ustica with my friends for the day we stayed in Palermo for a week but the day we spent in Ustica was definitely the best! The sea was amazing and we had some great food. The island is quite small so it's quite easy to get around, you can also rent a scooter which is great fun!

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ustica also viewed

Palermo, Province of Palermo
 
Palermo, Province of Palermo
 

Been to Ustica? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ustica, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.