|Chris Caravella's Virtual
Tour of Ustica
|Tramontana is the wide flat plain
on the northern part of Ustica. This is "the country". Homes
here are either summer homes or small farms. As is the tradition
in Sicily, most families have a city home and a country home. The
country home is a summertime escape from the heat and smog of the city.
Farms here grow grapes, cactus (to eat), almonds, peaches, pears and various
other edible plants suited to the Mediterranean climate.
||Nicolo Longo is a local wine maker who sells his wine commercially.
He and his wife Marissa have a farm in Tramontana along the northern coast.
The place is more like a huge garden than a farm. The variety of
fruits, vegetables and nut trees that grow there is incredible.
|View of Tramontana at sunset from the west side of the
island. The mountain is Falconiera.
[Santa Maria Tower]
[The City] [Spalmatore]
[The Grottos] [The
Old Town] [The
Back Dock] [Tramontana] [Pass
of the Madonna] [Chapel
of San Bartolicchio] [Geology
of Ustica] [Plan