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Monte Pellegrino, Palermo

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Scenic Drive · Hidden Gem · Mountain
Climb Monte Pellegrino to overlook the bay of Palermo and visit the sanctuary of Saint Rosalia. Stop at the top for great pictures, then head to the church, which was built inside a cave. You can take a bus to the overlook, or rent a car for a more personalized tour. Keep in mind that this scenic road has many twists and turns, so be prepared if you tend to get carsick. Plan your visit to Monte Pellegrino and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Palermo trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • Our morning trip up this peak overlooking the city was a delight. First, we caught a bus from the centre of the city all the way up the winding road (magnificent views) to Santa Rosalia's...  more »
  • A very steep walk but very rewarding for the views. You can get a bus but the pathway up is the old road so it's pretty easy walking except for the slope. Access to the pathway is to the North of the....  more »
  • beautiful trip - by bus or car easily accessible high up onto the mountain. interesting churchroom inside the cool and airy cavern. good view from the top over Palermo.
  • A fantastic panoramic view and beautiful chapel! Just go for a half day trip and you'll certainly be happy. You can take the bus 812, but careful this comes every 100 min, and don't wait for it in Roma-stabile stop, just wait at another stop
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