USTICA : NOT ONLY SEA
If You wish to discover the archaeological routes of the “Black Pearl of the Mediterranean”, it is ideal to walk to the central area, where the so called “Guardia dei Turchi” mountain stands, an extinct ancient volcano. Not far from there, “Rocca della Falconiera”: an early Christian necropolis. Its dominant location gives to the visitors a breathtaking view. There are few but interesting traces of the ancient village such as the tanks in the rocks, the bronze tools, mosaics, coins and ceramics that date back to the period between the III century and the I century b.C. Another open archaeological area is the so called “Villaggio dei Faraglioni” that dates back to the Bronze era, about 3400 years ago. The archaeological studies revealed an organic urban plan, with main streets and secondary streets as well, and squared or rounded huts, mainly surrounded by a fence. The most interesting fact about the site, is its location: the northern area, which is not the ideal for climatic conditions or defensive purposes as there is no visibility of the southern area, probably used for astronomic purposes as a calendar to understand the season changes.