Ustica Island

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The small hamlet is shaped as an amphitheatre around a large bay partly occupied by the harbour. A single road and various flights of steps, flanked with fine hibiscus bushes, lead up to the main town. One the most peculiar features of the islands houses is that their external walls are painted with artistic murals depicting landscape scenes, trompe-l'oeils, portraits, still life paintings and fanciful compositions. In the agricultural field is important the production of cereals, grapes, vegetables, legumes, prickly pears, lentils. Considerable is fish production of various sorts of fish which is very important for insular economy. Typical are craftmade embroideries.