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Ustica is the name of a small island, about 9 kilometres across, situated 52 kilometres north of Capo Gallo, Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It can only 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.
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Ferries to and from Ustica
You can easily get from the Palermo port to the Ustica port by using an Italian company, calls - Siremar Ferries. It is an Italian ferry operator which has been operating an impressive fleet of ships for the past 39 years, since 1976. They offer a wide selection of on-board facilities. You will typically find a restaurants, a snack bar and shops.
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Ustica is seen as the gateway to the Sicilian mainland. This small Italian island is just off the north coast of Sicily making Ustica to Palermo a popular ferry crossing. 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".