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Getting There -- Hydrofoils and ferries operate daily from Palermo's Stazione Maríttima to Ustica. The ferry is the cheapest and slowest transport, costing 14€ each way and taking 2 1/2 hours. The hydrofoil, at a cost of 21€ does it in half the time. For tickets for either transport, go to Siremar (tel. 892123; www.siremar.it), at Via Francesco Crispi 118 in Palermo (tel. 091-336632), and on Piazza Bartolo in Ustica (tel. 091-8449002). Hydrofoil service runs from April to December; ferries run year-round, but not on Sundays in winter.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office has closed because of financial reasons. However, you can visit the headquarters of Parco Marino Regionale, on the main square of town (tel. 091-8449456). The staff here can provide information about the marine park. Hours are daily 8am to 8pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.