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Sightseeing in Ustica Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Ustica is one of the smallest and the most charming islands of Sicily. An area of the island is a little more than 8km2, so it’s very convenient to explore the place on foot. Like many nearby islands, Ustica is of volcanic origin. A significant portion of the island is covered by rock formations that look pretty grim and mysterious. The island has substantially changed its appearance for hundreds of years; today that’s a storehouse of precious natural attractions.
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Travelers are attracted to the island not only by an abundance of natural sights, as it’s one of the most popular water sports centers in the world. Divers and fans of spearfishing from all over the world rest there; prestigious sports centers and diving school are located on the island. Those who prefer to devote a lot of time to exploring iconic landmarks enjoy this amazing volcanic island too.
The highest point of Ustica is Monte Guardia dei Turchi, climbing it is a favorite pastime of active tourists. The route passes through very scenic places, so tourists will be able to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the local flora and fauna. The height of the mountain is only 248 meters, but the whole territory of the island is visible from its top. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The island's capital, the town of Ustica, is located to the east. Walking through this small town is a wonderful way to get acquainted with cultural traditions of islanders. You can see a lot of unique architectural details or important religious sites, as well as interesting handicraft shops and colorful markets in the town.
Ustica Ustica features a huge amount of fantastically beautiful grottoes promising a lot of impressions. One of the most visited places on the island is Azzurra Grotto in the immediate vicinity of the port town of Santa Maria. Due to the unique refraction of light rays, this grotto always shines with bright blue glow that makes it look gorgeous. A significant part of priceless historical attractions are hidden under the water, so divers have a unique opportunity to see the ruins of old buildings sunk off the coast, as well as fantastic coral reefs, which are priceless natural sites of global significance.
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Ustica is primarily famous as a diving destination. There are many sports schools on the island, and vacationers are welcome to attend them to master the basics of scuba diving. Experienced divers will also not be disappointed as they have many options to choose from. However, in addition to water-based entertainment, guests of the island can always participate in many other interesting activities. For example, there are several interesting tourist trails in different parts of the island, and vacationers are welcome to explore them on foot or cycling. These trails cover the most interesting parts of the island. During a walk there, vacationers have an opportunity to see the main natural and historical landmarks of Ustica.
There are several archaeological excavation sites on the island. Scientists found ruins of prehistoric settlements that date back to the Bronze Age. There are also several caves, in which people lived thousands of years ago. Archaeological excavations on Ustica Island haven’t stopped for several decades already. Visitors can see the most interesting findings in the local museum. It is important to mention one more landmark of the island – the ruins of fortifications built by first settlers of the island.
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Natural attractions, as well as the beauty of the underwater world, remain the main treasure of the island. The coastal area of Ustica became a marine reserve yet 20 years ago. Exploration of the incredible underwater world of the region will also bring many unforgettable moments to vacationers. In order to see the underwater world of the region, one doesn’t even need to try scuba diving. Every day, Aquario ship offers special tours to guests of the island. This ship has a transparent bottom, so attendees of these excursions will have a spectacular opportunity to see the incredible underwater life in detail.
Traditional boat excursions along the coast are no less interesting. It is a fantastic opportunity to see grottos and caves that are impossible to reach from the land. Ustica coastline is quite rocky and has many charming and secluded bays, as well as magnificent pools formed by nature. It will not be hard to find a suitable area for beach recreation.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Ustica Island
♥   Castle 'Zisa' Palermo, 66.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cuba' Palermo, 67.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Calatubo' Alcamo, 78.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello dei Conti di Modica' Alcamo, 82.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Caccamo' Caccamo, 95 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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