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Ustica Island

Culture of Ustica Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Ustica is a small island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is just 9 kilometres wide. Despite the fact, that its population is less than one and a half thousand people, the island is rich with historical attractions. Scientists believe that the first settlers came from the Aeolian Islands and inhabited Ustica long ago.
Ustica attracts a large number of divers every year. This is not surprising, because international competitions in scuba diving are held here. Sportsmen come here to win the prize and … Open
One more evidence is ruins of the ancient settlement existed in 13th -14th century BC. The ruins were found near Faraglioni. Palaeontologists found fragments of almost three hundred buildings here. Any interested person can look at these ruins. The remains of the fortifications raise a great interest of tourists. The city is considered to be the safest in Italy. The ruins of the settlements demonstrate the architectural style of those times.
Carthaginians have inhabited the island. Greeks called the island Osteodes, which means «Crypt». This name was given to the place in the 4th century BC because thousands of the rebellious inhabitants of Carthage were left to die here. Unfortunately, there are no remains of Carthaginians necropolis on the island. Romans gave to Ustica its modern name, which can be translated as «burnt». It is assumed that they meant the colour of the rocks. You can see the evidence of the Roman reign at some places on Ustica. Ruins of their villas and temples can be found on the island. Wealthy Romans enjoyed visiting the island in summer because of its picturesque landscapes and warm sea water. Furthermore, they sent slaves to be executed here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The Benedictine community settled on the island in the 6th century. Monks lived peacefully here, cultivating lands and fishing. Nowadays, there is almost no evidence of their existence on the island. It happened because Ustica always appeared between two fires. Ustica was also the battle arena between European leaders and Muslim conquerors. It was the reason, why the Benedictines left the island forever. the rulers have repeatedly tried to establish a permanent settlement here, but all attempts were in vain because of the arbitrariness of the pirates, who chose the Tyrrhenian sea. The rulers have repeatedly tried to establish a permanent settlement here in the Middle Ages, but all attempts were in vain because of the pirates.
Ustica Due to the history of the island, there are not so many ancient historical monuments, but you can find ruins of buildings. The fortress of Saracen attracts tourists every year. Many of the historical monuments have gone to the bottom and attract fans of scuba diving. Don’t pass by Torre di Santa Maria archaeological museum, where you can explore Italian culture and history. There is a rich collection of ancient artefacts. Tramontana village is the oldest settlement on the island and it can tell a lot about Ustika history.
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Public palaces near Ustica Island
♥   Palace 'Palazzo dei Normanni' Palermo, 67.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Ustica Island
♥   Chiesa San Cataldo, Palermo, 66.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concatedral Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Palermo, 66.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cappella Palatina, Palermo, 67.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica SS. Trinità la Magione, Palermo, 67.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Chiesa San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palermo, 67.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica-Abbaziale di S. Martino delle Scale, San Martino delle Scale, 68 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria La Nuova, Monreale, 69.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Italy

Milan is the second largest city in Italy. It has a huge number of museums and historical monuments. The symbol of the city is the Milan Cathedral in the style of flaming Gothic, amazing in its beauty. It was constructed in the 14th century. The Ambrosian library contains Leonardo da Vinci's unique manuscripts, and Villa Reale became the home of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Genoa is another ancient city of Italy, a former independent republic for many centuries. The symbol of Genoa is Piazza Ferrari, the main square in the center. On the Via Garibaldi Street are the palaces of the aristocratic nobility of the city. Another popular area among tourists is Bokkadance, a region on the seashore where sailors live. … Open
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