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“Ustica: a great retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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Ustica PA, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #15 of 256 things to do in Palermo
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Owner description: A tiny volcanic island off Sicily's northern coast.
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“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
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“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!

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