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Colors of Ustica Island - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

The principle of bella figura is significant in Italian culture. It is translated as «the beautiful figure» Italians love to attract attention and they behave theatrically sometimes. You will never meet an official in trainers or a baker in a suit on Ustica. A housewife will never go to a shop in home clothes.
When planning shopping, remember that most shops close at 7 pm. Don’t forget about siesta, which lasts from one to three o’clock. You won't be able to have shopping on Sunday … Open
Italians have their own perception of life. They live according to the quote «All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players». La passegiata is an important ritual in the life of locals. The embankments of the towns are crowded with nicely dressed people in the evenings. They have small talks, discussing weather and politics.
The Islanders try to behave as masters of life, even if they are not really self-confident. You can meet Italians, who can easily jump the queue. This kind of behaviour often leads to a conflict. However, if you have a quarrel with an Italian, you can just apologize, he will appreciate it. Copyright
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 … Open
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 Italians become friends with foreigners because they live far away and you don’t have to help them.
The Islanders are sociable people, especially with friends. But they can easily discuss philosophy with a hairdresser or a pizza man. Italians are glad to find new friends, but they will hardly make the first step. So, if you want to become acquainted with an Italian, be ready to tell about yourself. It is known, that Italians are very emotional people, they use a lot of hand movements and raise their voice.
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 … Open
Despite the fact, that almost all of the Ustica citizens are Catholics, they may be superstitious. The evil eye and witchcraft are absolutely real for the locals. Moreover, they celebrate Christmas, Easter, Epiphany and the day of Saint Bartholomew. Italians know how to have fun. There are great festivities during the Carnival. Fans of classical music will definitely like to go to the island in July and visit Musica Manent Festival.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Ustica Island and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Ustica Island
♥   Basilica di S. Francesco d’Assisi, Palermo, 66.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Vergine Maria Assunta, Palermo, 66.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
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 di Terra' Trapani, 95.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Italy

In Italy, there is a very relaxing rhythm of life. Italians love to get pleasure from everything they do, enjoying every moment. Another interesting point in the life of Italians is the abundance of laws and legislative acts regulating the most unexpected aspects of life. For example, there is a monopoly on salt in the country, and therefore even sea water can be a prohibited product. Dinner in Italy begins rather late, after 8 pm, and is also accompanied by long conversations and communication. Another national tradition is passeggiata, an evening walk. After a day's work and dinner, Italians like to go out into the streets, where they can chat with neighbors and friends. … Open
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