Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Ustica Island1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Ustica Island with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Ustica Island areaThis Ustica Island map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Ustica Island and surroundings
Italy - moving around the countryIn view of the fact that Italy is one of the most developed countries in the world, the transport interchange on its territory is also characterized by high level of activity. The most common type of public transport is buses. Please pay attention to the fact that they go both on intra-city, and on interurban trips. Thanks to the extensive automobile interchange, it is possible to go by bus even to the most remote regions of the country. At most bus stops, you will find an information screen with timetable and fare. The vehicle always runs on schedule. You can buy a ticket in the buses themselves when boarding, or in tobacco, or newspaper kiosks. As a rule, all regular trips run from 6 am to 12 noon. With regards traveling to very remote places, regular trips run only once a week, thus tickets will need to be booked in advance. … Open
Nature and parks of ItalyItalian Alps can be conditionally divided into 3 zones. At the very bottom is a broad-leaved forest belt, consisting mainly of cork oaks, European olives, chestnuts, ash trees and cypresses. Beech forests grow after them, turning into coniferous. There is a large number of larch and fir. In the middle zone after the border of the forest, shrub plants predominate. For example, alder, juniper or rhododendrons, wild flowers, sedge and meadows covered with grass. At the highest point snow-capped, no trees, shrubs or flowers are found, and a large amount of moss and lichen cover the ground. … Open
Photogallery of Ustica Island sights
Our guide to Ustica Island
Attractions and active leisure
The island is close to Asia and it was visited by medieval pirates, that’s why underwater excursions to the sunken ships are very popular on Ustica. Underwater photographers will find captivating things here. You can see a giant sea bass, shoals of glowing salps and Mediterranian barracudas underwater. The most popular diving spots are Secca del Colombara, Grotta dei Gamberi, Punta Falconara, Scoglio del … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
If you want to taste a local liquid dish, you should order minestrone. This dish is a pearl of Italian cuisine because of its recipe. The original recipe includes seven different seasonings, meat and vegetables. Unfortunately, you won’t find this dish, made according to the original recipe in every restaurant. Local vegetable soup is a delightful dish too. Try to order a soup, made of fresh ingredients. If … Open
Traditions and mentality of Ustica Island
A holiday on Ustica is necessary for those girls, who want to increase their self-esteem. It is customed here to admire women. It may seem that Italian men have learned to flirt with women. Although, people marry late here. Italians live with their parents up to 30. It is explained by the price of a divorce suit and the importance of family ties. Locals take care even of distant relatives. There is a joke, that … Open
Travel guide to Ustica Island
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 … Open
Ustica Island for children - what to visit
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 … Open
Shopping, streets and outlets
Sales are called sconti or saldi here. There is not a wide range of brand clothes on the island. If you want to buy brand perfume or a jacket, you go to Palermo. Ustica is a place, where you can find different souvenirs. One of the traditional Italian gifts for your friend or family is a Pinocchio doll. You can buy it in any size, from a keychain or magnet to a big toy in human growth. Pinocchio is something like a … Open