Ustica island, Sicily


This tiny island floats alone almost 60km north of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Part of the Aeolian volcanic chain, the land mass is actually the tip of a submerged volcano. Its black volcanic-rock landscape is sprinkled with blazing pink-and-red hibiscus flowers and prickly green cacti, the shoreline is littered with dramatic grottoes and the surrounding waters, protected within Area Marina Protetta Isola di Ustica (Island of Ustica Protected Marine Area), are kept sparklingly clean by an Atlantic current and are thus replete with fish and coral

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo:

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: lightouse of omo morto

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: rocca della falconiera

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: spalmatore and torre dello spalmatore

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: spalmatore and torre dello spalmatore

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: church of cimitero

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: the port

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: the port

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: torre dello spalmatore

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: scoglio del medico

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: rocca della falconiera

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: view from rocca della falconiera

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: the main village

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: the main square with the central church

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italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: rocca della falconiera and the lighthouse of omo morto

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: trekking in the natural reserve

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: spalmatore

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: spalmatore

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: spalmatore

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: spalmatore

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: spalmatore, the western coast of the island

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: spalmatore, the western coast of the island

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: spalmatore, the western coast of the island

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: spalmatore, the western coast of the island

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: spalmatore, the western coast of the island

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: lentils harvest takes place at sunrise

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: lentils harvest takes place at sunrise

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: lentils harvest takes place at sunrise

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italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: the young chef amelia (left) and elsa zanca of restaurant Schiticchio in via tre mulini

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: trekking in the natural reserve

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: agriturismo Hibiscus

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: agriturismo Hibiscus

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italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: the northern side of the island

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: the northern side of the island

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: the northern side of the island

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: celebration for the stella maris procession

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: celebration for the stella maris procession

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: celebration for the stella maris procession

italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: celebration for the stella maris procession

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italy, sicily, island of ustica, north of palermo: blue grotto

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