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Ustica Island

Family trip to Ustica Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Ustica is a small island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Despite the fact, that there are no amusement parks, water parks and cinemas for children on the island, your kid won’t be bored. Ustica is an ideal place for those children, who are not dependent on computers and gadgets. They will be happy to enjoy the atmosphere of island life. You can find evidence of ancient history at every step here. These remains will definitely interest children. It is not surprising, because Ustica was inhabited more than 3400 years ago and various ancient ruins can be found here.
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Local inhabitants love children. Italians indulge them and try to do everything to please children. If you come to a restaurant or a shopping mall, its staff will always help to entertain your kid. There is also a wide range of goods for children in the shops. There are not so many tourists on Ustica even in high season. So, you can easily find a secluded place for a perfect family holiday and visit the main attractions without rush.
Due to the small population and developed tourist infrastructure, Ustica is a perfect choice for people, who are keen on walking. Even the youngest travellers are able to climb Monte Guardia dei Turchi. It is the highest point of the island. The height of the mountain is just 248 meters, so be sure to visit this place and enjoy an astonishing view. If your child is ready for long walks, you can make the route and visit the main settlements and attractions of the island. Those who enjoy cycling, can easily rent a bicycle and go from Santa Maria to the South, exploring different natural objects. Copyright
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Be sure to take your child on an excursion along the coast of the island. There are objects, that you can reach only by sea. You can also go to Palermo and visit nearby islands with your kid. The aquarium Spalmatore is an amazing place, where you can go with your child. There is a rich collection of Mediterranean underwater inhabitants. Fans of diving and snorkelling will be happy to visit Ustica. The Tyrrhenian Sea has rich underwater flora and fauna. Moreover, you can find the remains of ancient buildings undersea. If your child speaks English, there is a chance to undergo training at one of the local diving centres.
Don’t pass by Torre di Santa Maria Archaeological Museum. There is a rich collection of ancient artefacts. There are ruins of the 13th-century building near Faraglioni. Take your child to this place and explore ancient buildings. You can see remains of hundreds of ancient buildings of that era. There are more attractions you can visit, some of them are Tramontana village, Saracenic castle and ruins of ancient Roman villas and temples. Be sure to walk along the streets of Santa Maria and Ustica. Despite the fact, that these cities were founded a few centuries ago, they are full of the Italian spirit. So, don’t hesitate and take your child to this wonderful place.
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♥   Zoo 'Bioparco di Sicilia' Carini, Palermo, 59.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Parco Ornitologico Villa d Orleans' Palermo, 67.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Things to visit with your kids in Italy

Not far from Rome is another unique place for children's entertainment - aqua park Zoomarine. The park covers an area of more than 30 hectares. On its territory there are not only water slides, but also theme shows with aquatic animals. It is divided into several thematic zones: an island of dolphins, a forest of parrots, a glade of birds of prey, and a bay of pinnipeds. Another fascinating aqua park is in Veneto and it unites the park "Movieland Park" and the aqua park "Caneva". "Movieland Park" is dedicated to cinema, in which guests can feel themselves as heroes of adventure films with the help of realistic scenery and spectacular rides. The water park "Caneva" invites guests to relax on the real white sand, visit the "pirate lagoon" or go down on one of the many attractions. … Open
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Interesting places to visit with children around Ustica Island

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Ustica Island - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Ustica Island, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Ustica Island for families with children. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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