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Ustica, Italy


About Ustica

The island of Ustica is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea at approx67  km north-west of Palermo ea95 km west of Alicudi, but not part of the Aeolian Islands; occupies an area of ​​approx8.65  km² with a circumference of12 km and measure3.5 km long and2.5 km wide. The natural feature of the island is the presence of numerous caves that open along the high and steep coasts, as well as numerous rocks and shoals, present all around the island

Attractions near Ustica

Capo Gallo Reserve54.85km from Ustica

The Capo Gallo nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Palermo and was established by the Sicilian Region in 2001 . It is included in the Regional Plan of Parks and Reserves and is managed by the State Forests of the Sicilian Region, which has carried out numerous interventions aimed at recreating the original environmental conditions of the territory and making it accessible to the public.

Mondello Beach57.65km from Ustica

Mondello is a district and tourist resort of Palermo which is part of the VII District , enclosed by Monte Pellegrino and Monte Gallo. The area is famous for its beach, which is one of the most coveted beaches of Sicily , for its many villas in the style Art Nouveau , known as the best expression of ' Art Nouveau in Italy, and the historical sites. It is home to the World Festival on the Beach .

Mount Pellegrino61.32km from Ustica

The Monte Pellegrino is a mountainous Italian which is located in Palermo, the capital of Sicily. Its maximum height is606  m asl and is a limestone promontory that juts out into the Tyrrhenian Sea to close the western end of the Gulf of Palermo: on the northeastern side of the mountain is the district of Mondello, while at its foot there is also the district of Monte Pellegrino. Known in ancient times as Heirkte, it was called by the Arabs Bel Grin or Jebel Grin, or "nearby mountain", hence a p

Massimo Theater66.88km from Ustica

Teatro Massimo, in Palermo, is the largest opera house in Italy, one of the largest in Europe and third in terms of architectural magnitude after the Opéra National in Paris and the Staatsoper of Vienna. Representative rooms, halls, galleries, and monumental stairways surround the actual theater, forming an architectural complex of enormous proportions.

The "Antonino Salinas" Regional Archaeological Museum is a museum based in Palermo. It has one of the richest collections of archaeological d ' Italy and testimonies of Sicilian history in all its stages, ranging from prehistory to the Middle Ages. Inside are preserved the finds and artifacts of the peoples who determined the history of the island: Phoenicians, Punic, Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines, but also artifacts from other peoples such as the Egyptians and the Etruscans.

Castello della Zisa66.92km from Ustica

Zisa Castle was built in the 12th century by Arab craftsmen as a summer retreat for King William I of Sicily. It's now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with handsome windows overlooking the gardens. The Zisa is clearly inspired by Moorish architecture. The name Zisa itself derives from the Arab term al-Azīz, meaning "dear" or "splendid". The same word, in Naskh script, is impressed in the entrance, according to the usual habit for the main Islamic edifices of the time.

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Sicily is the biggest island in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea, an amazing land rich in history and traditions, where art and culture intertwine with wonderful natural beauties. From the sea to the mountains and countryside, from the volcanos to the fishing villages, there are really many reasons why to visit Sicily. As Frederick II, King of Sicily, once said: “I don't envy God's paradise, because I'm well satisfied to live in Sicily”.