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Amazing views from the top. The Grotto of Santa Rosalia, the Patron Saint of Palermo, was worth visiting. The ornate golden robe and the cave itself where Her remains were found, is something one should see.
Great ride across switchbacks for cyclists from Palermo City centre and La Cala (the marina) right up to the Santuario di Rosalia - a pilgrimage church on the mountain built into the rockface at the h8ghest point of the road (abt 606m amsl). Great panoramas...More
Great to hike or take the 812 bus up to the Sanctuary of Rosalio and get nice views of Palermo on the first day in the City. You can hike down and then catch the 806 bus (I think) to Mondello beach and then the...More
Great views, but if you're getting public transport then be prepared to wait on the side of the road for up to an hour and a half like we did. Bus timetables are totally unreliable, and there's no way of knowing if the bus you're...More
We took a bus up to the top. The views while on the bus were fantastically beautiful! It would have been nice if the bus stopped for us to get off and take pictures. Also, when we got to the top the view was disappointing....More
This lovely mountain located just outside Palermo is a popular tourist attraction. Our tourist bus ferried us from the port where our cruise liner had docked up this steep mountain with hairpin curves and bends. Beautiful flowers and cacti abound all over the slopes. Ample...More
Only 9 miles from the city centre, this mountain is easily accessible and there is a regular bus service that runs to the top from Politeama, so we thought to give it a try.
Monte Pellegrino sits next to Palermo and offers an escape to...More
At 1,970 feet, panoramic views of Palermo and the surrounding mountains are abundant. Goethe, in his ~1775 book “Travels in Italy”, described Monte Pellegrino as the most beautiful promontory in the world. I concur! While there, I learned that Palermo faces the Tyrrhenian Sea, not...More