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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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  • Goethe called him "the world's most beautiful Headland", and he was right. The view overlooking Palermo and onto the Gulf of Mondello are breath taking. On top, there is a huge space where to park the car and enjoy the wonderful landscape. However, what is not, is that the West side of the mountain, what gives you the best view, directly on the Gulf of Mondello, is closed to traffic for years for rock falls and no one in recent years has managed to embellish it, denying the tourists such a spectacle. It can be accessed on foot or by bike (there are those who manage to get on the bike) but to do that you have to pass by a narrow gate and dribble a sea of garbage and condoms (and I say no more). A mess.
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  • Very nice climb to the sanctuary of santa Rosalia-don't walk so challenging as many people had told me! There are about 400 metres of ascent, done in just over an hour ... I then I continued until the traffic lights, but you could not see anything because the fog and clouds. Too bad for the amount of trees, plants and cactus burned and dead: a fire in the summer of 2016, I am told, has devastated the mountain. :/
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  • Don't miss the view of palermo and mondello from monte pellegrino. If you want to do something unforgettable do climb walk.
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