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Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

2  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 30 June 2018

On our way in from the airport, we stopped to see the lovely view of the mountain and the sea, with a small town nestled below.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Caitlín K
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Acacia D
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

+ views + sanctuary + great for cyclists - food - toilets - public transport (often delays, schedule not respected)

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

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

2  Thank SanjayBijlani
Reviewed 31 December 2017

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

2  Thank greekcypriot2009
Reviewed 3 December 2017

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

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Cristina S
27 September 2017|
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Response from phil49Mondello | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cris, the best place is from via Martin Luther King (see the map). From there an old road (XVII century) until the Sanctuary of Saint Rosalia. Good trek.
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14 September 2016|
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Response from A44DESIGN | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty far, there is a bus driving to the church on top which is a scenic view, too. Use the website Rom2Rio dot c o m to get bus times and stops.