Ustica is easily reached by ferry (Siremar or N.G.I.) or by hydrofoil (Siremar and Ustica Lines), departing directly from Palermo. It is also possible to reach Ustica by hydrofoil (Ustica Lines) from Naples.
Also, is Sicily southern Italy?
Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina. It became part of Italy in 1860 following the Expedition of the Thousand, a revolt led by Giuseppe Garibaldi during the Italian unification, and a plebiscite.
Likewise, where in Italy is Palermo?
Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz.
Is Southern Italy safe?
Crime in Italy Although there aren't any truly dangerous parts of Italy—most tourists won't have to deal with safety concerns other than petty crimes—there are cities and regions of Italy that do tend to be less safe than others.
Is Sicily dangerous?
Despite Mafia notoriety, Sicily is not a dangerous place.