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Geological walks

Ustica with its thousands-years old history is a paradise for passionate of rocks and minerals. Discover the geological wonders of the island of Ustica with picturesque walks immersed in nature, live the timeless peace of geological itineraries and explore the ancient volcanic crater and rocks that tell the history of the island.

Ustica offers the unique opportunity to closely observe the remains of the mouth of the ancient volcano (now extinct) near the Falconiera, and the spectacle of endogenous gas fumes in the vicinity of the fault of Arso, and in the upper part of the trail that leads to the "Case Vecchie" (literally, Old Houses). Another fascinating destination for a geological walk in Ustica is the large marine terrace, in the southern part of the island, which goes from the "Piano dei Cardoni" to "Arso". This site is a striking evidence of an era in which, after the melting of ice about 350 thousand years ago, rocks were covered with volcanic sediments.




Ustica is a magical island, a unique place where nature, sea and culture coexist to give you your dream vacation in Sicily.

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