One-day cruise by motor yacht to Ustica,  a reddish island of ferrous basalt lava off-shore from the Palermo coast. In ancient times it was a Phoenician colony then it was inhabited by the Romans, Saracens and Normans, and is today a nature reserve.

Refreshments and games of skill on board of  the yacht. Picnic lunch on the beach with free time for sunbathing and swimming, and to explore the island amidst the heady scents of orange-blossom and jasmine. Dinner in a typical local restaurant, followed by return trip to Palermo.

For groups of scuba-divers, an underwater archeological tour featuring wrecked ships on the ruins of the ancient Greek town of  Osteodes can be organized, the first of its kind in the Mediterranean.

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