Congress venue - 11th Congress of Italian Society of Animal Reproduction - USTICA 2013

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The congress will be held at the ‘Municipal Conference Room of Ustica.


Among the most beautiful and unspoilt islands in the Mediterranean basin. Picturesque and colorful, even in the murals that decorate the walls of the houses of the fishermen, the island is of volcanic origin emerges solitary 36 miles north of the coast of Palermo. The emerged part is however a very small part of the imposing volcanic complex submarine which extends for several miles to the north. The prehistoric monument is the largest village of the Faraglioni, with the remains of about 200 houses, fortified by an imposing wall of 25 meters with towers. A large Roman necropolis was put to the light at the Falconiera. But the real attraction of Ustica is of course the sea, with a perfect biotype protected by the Nature Reserve. A particular shape of the seabed volcanic island and a remarkable hydrodynamic encourage settlements of complex faunal communities, and already a few meters deep in the seabed of Ustica offer exceptional variety of chromatic emotions. Quiet and undisturbed, parading before the eyes of sub sea bream and mullet, sea bream and sea bass, scorpion fish and croakers or splendid specimens of groupers. In the month of September is the Feast of San Bartolicchio with the procession, the frying pan of fish in the streets and fireworks. To visit the Aquarium near Punta Spalmatore, a permanent exhibition with a naturalistic laboratory environment and Spalmatore Tower which houses the Learning Center of the Reserve. The Motonave Aquarium, allows passengers comfortably seated inside the hull with large windows to enjoy the beautiful grounds of the Reserve.

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