What to see near the port of Ustica
A concentrate of beauty. A wild territory (just 8 sq km), of clear volcanic nature, which, however, is counterbalanced by the great hospitality of its inhabitants.
Ustica is especially famous among diving enthusiasts. According to many, all around the island there are the most beautiful diving spots in the whole Mediterranean. However, even without cylinders, simply wearing a mask, fins and snorkel (snorkeling), you will be amazed by the richness of the underwater flora and fauna.
Not surprisingly, the coast and seabed * of Ustica are monitored and managed by a dedicated one Marine Protected Area, which has the task of preserving its integrity by regulating all activities practicable at sea. Including fishing which, together with tourism and agriculture , gives a living to the residents (just over 1000 inhabitants).
* Numerous caves: Blue Cave, Green Cave, boats Cave, Cave of the Shrimps etcetera.
Special mention for the small historic center, with the facades of the houses decorated with characteristic murals. Also worth seeing is the Archaeological Museum housed in the coastal tower of Santa Maria. Inside, numerous prehistoric and Roman remains.