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. 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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  • This is an absolute must for a Palermo visitors. The Monte Pellegrino - symbol of the city - is significantly higher than you may think. By taxi to high winds the mountain, past the Castel and in every corner offer new, fantastic views of the coast. If you know it, you can watch up to Cefalù. You should also watch the Santuario Santa Rosalia, seen in the veneration of the saints of the Italians here up close. So on the mountain - but by bus or taxi, walking impossible.
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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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