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Monte Pellegrino, Palermo

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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. Put Monte Pellegrino on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Palermo trip generator.
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  • The Hill at the foot of Palermo reminded partially Monte Vergine (Avellino), but in small, of course. We've to go to the sanctuary of Santa Rosalia. It's actually used for picnics and unfortunately there are the remains of the meal and garbage at will. Too bad. I noticed that there are refreshment stands up to the top, bear this in mind if you go there.
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  • Monte Pellegrino is the mountain of Palermo for the spectacular views of the city and sea, some days you can see Ustica, Alicudi and Filicudi. You must climb to Monte Pellegrino especially to visit the sanctuary of Santa Rosalia unique and especially Mystic.
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  • Well my walk began by chance starting to rise some Hairpin, and instead I find myself-that salts, salts and salts, and after about two hours-surrounded by greenery in a contemplative silence and a breathtaking panorama of Palermo. Not aware that at the top I would have found myself in front of the sanctuary of Santa Rosalia embedded in rock. Something impressive and touching
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Situated near all of the city's main attractions, Palermo's centrally located luxury hotels are an ideal retreat from Sicilian heat and noise. They offer spacious rooms with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as access to rooftop terraces and outstanding downstairs eateries. A wide range of B&Bs just outside the busy heart of town offer a more affordable option complete with amenities such as private parking. Located in quiet residential neighborhoods, these B&Bs are only minutes from popular shops, restaurants, and nightclubs.
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