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Monte Pellegrino

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Palazzo Reale)
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Ranked #14 of 141 Attractions in Palermo
Type: Scenic Drives, Lookouts, Cultural
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Tallinn, Estonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Despite that there is a bus nr 812 to the top ( ticket price from bus 1.80, leaves from Politeama once in an hour, and it is about a 30 minute ride ), I strongly recommend you to walk there. We absolutely loved it ! The views are great, air is fresh, nature is nice and the road is also... More

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Seminole, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

When my mother was 8 she visited this place, to See St Rosalia, she told the saint to allow her to come to the united states with her father and sister and when she was 14 they went never to return. In 2012 I went to visit it, this brought tears to my eyes that my mother who is gone... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The road to Monte Pellegrino was bumpy and long but the view was breathtaking. One of the best views I've ever seen in my life. You can see the city of Palermo from one side and the Gulf of Palermo on the other side. The bus ride was pretty scary since we were 3 girls and had a hard time... More

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice surroundings and great panorma's. Crowded in weekends. On the top you can find the Santuario di Santa Rosalia.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

this was a great place for pictures and videos. Watching the sunrise is breathtaking. A must for anyone who wants to see the city from an amazing vantage point. If you're fit you can hike up the mouy.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

In September, the Sanctuary has a festa in honor of La Santuzza. This year, the Festa was September 2--10. For security considerations this year, bus, taxi, and private car were not allowed to travel the road leading up to the Sanctuary. Traffic was detoured to a central point and vehicles were allowed to unload passengers---and you had to travel that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

the bus ride from Palermo is amazing with great scenic views, beats driving. Go walking over the mountain. however the shrine is ruined by the plethora of junk tat sellers and the usual piles of rotting waste that plagues Palermo ,Mondello and from what I saw most of Sicily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It a nice site seeing spot to see beautiful view of palermo. It it also the spot were santa Rosalie is at. Incased in glass is her statue that people come and pay there respects and pray. She is the patron st of the city.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Definitely worth the walk up rather than getting the bus. We did it on a Friday afternoon - quiet with no other tourists and only passed a few Italian families. The walk is easy and if you are of reasonable fitness, will only take an hour. Amazing views and well rewarded at the top with the sanctuary. There is litter... More

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London
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9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This mountain provides some spectacular views of the city. The bus up to the mountain winds up offering good views, but if you walk up a bit further it is worth it

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