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“Good Diving”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ustica

Ustica
Ranked #12 of 323 things to do in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A tiny volcanic island off Sicily's northern coast.
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Diving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nice relaxing island for a few days away from the rather hectic Palermo.
The diving was a lot of fun, mostly cave diving which a new and fantastic experience for me.
Would be a great little addition to your holiday.

Visited May 2014
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“A fantastic day trip from Palermo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went for a day - our first full day in Sicily - so we hit the ground running. We bombed around the island on a scooter, swam, ate amazing seafood, purchased incredible baked goods at the village bakery that we enjoyed for our entire two weeks. The mulberry granita in the town square was a perfect refreshment. We hired a boat to snorkel and travelled back to Palermo happily exhausted and tanned. I could go back and spend a week on this sleepy little off-the-grid island!

Visited June 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Beautiful island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Great sea and peace of mind. Take a boat and circumnavigate the island or simply rent a motorbike and drive all around. Be on the sude if Tramontana when sun is setting. You will be enchanted

Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Mastermax2014
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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Paradise; rent a motorbike or try to rent a jeep from Guiseppe down at the port.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. Get transportation to circle the island, see a preserve, and walk to town to see local color. Never forget it.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful escape - Unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

There is a ferry from Palermo early (7am) and afternoon (1) to Ustica and also back. This beautiful island is in middle of nowhere. Theres a beautiful town center where locals and tourists sit drinking coffee and chatting. Try the local specialty cornetto with a cappucino . I only stayed 1 night so didnt explore the advertised snorkling, diving and treks. Local bus service exists. This place is literally 8 miles square so you wont get lost. Definately recommend

Visited August 2013
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