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Reminding us of the dark side of Palermo's history

As you travel around Palermo, you will find occasional reminders of the darkest period of the Mafia... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
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You see it on your way from airport

On our way to the airport you will see the monument. Our drive was telling us what happened and... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Bradmess1
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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autostrada A29, nei pressi dello svincolo di Capaci, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

As you travel around Palermo, you will find occasional reminders of the darkest period of the Mafia in the 1990's when, feeling under threat, they blew up the magistrate Giovanni Falcone, his wife and police escorts and killed the priest Guiseppe Puglisi, whose tomb is...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

On our way to the airport you will see the monument. Our drive was telling us what happened and when we stopped showed us photos of the explosion.

Thank Bradmess1
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Judge Falcone was blown up on his way home from the airport about 25 years ago. The blast was so huge, it made a cater several metres deep which disrupted the motorway double carriageway. On the site of the explosion, two columns stand to remind...More

Thank opossumd
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Striking monument by the cruise terminal. A reminder of past times. A drive by really as it's in the middle of a roundabout.

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Perfect example how can an organism win so much space for some people or group's benefits. RIP mr. Falcone.

Thank Krisztina S
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This two columns made by red marble wants commemorate the most terrible murder made by mafia. The judge Giovanni Falcone and his security team was killed by a bomb blast placed below the highway. This blast was the non returning point of the mafia escalation....More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

This gets five points simply for being here. Judges Falcone and Borsellino (after whom the airport is now named) were blown up and killed by the mafia on this stretch of the autostrada. So as you drive between airport and city, you will go through...More

Thank MS4866
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

It was really hard to find it because of the connection of the highway and and other highway in a round point. Badly indicated. When we were there, the park close to the monument was under maintenance. Although, it was an emotional moment to be...More

Thank zenoOttawa_ON
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Situated on the road from the airport to Palermo, this monument pays tribute to those brave men who fought and died to try eradicate this pestilence from Sicily. It's also a mark of shame on those who allowed it to happen

Thank robinn669
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A monument to commenerate a murdered judge along the highway to Agrigento. Nothing special and not worth a special visit

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