Ustica to Sicily Ferry
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Ustica is a small Italian island just off the north coast of Sicily making Ustica to Palermo a popular ferry crossing. The island is about 9 kilometres across, situated 52 kilometres north of Capo Gallo, in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It can be reached by the sea from Palermo all year round. The journey itself takes about 2 hours 30 minutes by ferry and only 1 hour 15 minutes by hovercraft. It is a very popular tourist destination for Palermitans who mostly come over here in both July and August for their summer holidays.
Ustica is seen as the gateway to the Sicilian mainland. The island gets its name from the Romans and is the Latin for burnt, after its black coloured rocks. Although the island is also known locally as the "black pearl".
Sicily is a popular destination with tourists from all over the world who flock to Sicily's beautiful beaches and stunning views. Experience all that Sicily has to offer, from Arab-influenced architecture to the imposing Mount Etna.