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Village atmosphere on a volcanic island

Despite the lack of sandy beaches, we really enjoyed our stay here. Everyone was friendly and the... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
MersMajid
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Paris, France
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Ideal plan for Palermo to Ustica day trip

Take the morning hydrofoil from Palermo to Ustica via Liberty Lines. The trip is an hour and a... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
annapB8310HL
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Despite the lack of sandy beaches, we really enjoyed our stay here. Everyone was friendly and the village square turns into a real meeting point in the evenings. A pair of booties really help when walking on the rocks in the water.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MersMajid
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Having visited the Aeolian and Egadi islands, Ustica proved disappointing. I knew it had no sandy beaches, but every access point into the beautiful sea comes with the risk of cutting your feet on sharp volcanic rocks. Surrounded by stunning transparent water but difficult to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank carpediem70
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Take the morning hydrofoil from Palermo to Ustica via Liberty Lines. The trip is an hour and a half. Make sure to bring food if planning to spend the day at sea. Once you get to Ustica, there is a small wooden shack in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank annapB8310HL
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Went to Ustica to look up family and found them. This is the most beautiful place I have visited. I have fallen in love with the city and plan to return.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

a quit island, a real dream destination, a little island near Palermo to visit in a half hour with the boat; visit the village, and ideal for snorkeling.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed December 30, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank greekcypriot2009
Reviewed December 19, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
5  Thank GaborLeo
Reviewed October 11, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 23, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank annalisefalzon
Reviewed June 5, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank 699carriep
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A single day is not enough to visit the island of Ustica. The hydrofoil takes us 1 hour and 30 minutes from Palermo and then there is also the return. It would be better to visit the monuments and beauties of Palermo. All... More
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Hi. I'm sorry I can not be useful. In Ustica I went there with my car taking the ferry. All the best.
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