Rising from the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the volcanic island of Ustica, know as the "Black Pearl of the Mediterranean", is composed of dark, petrified, rather foreboding-looking lava. The Romans, in fact, named it ustum ("burnt"), because it looked to them like a large black rock. Both this turtle-shaped island and its main port are called Ustica. A visit here is a trip to unknown, offbeat Sicily. Even many Palermitans, who live a short ferry ride away, have never visited Ustica. View more
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