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Address: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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Beautiful views and impressive shrine at the summit!

If you have the time (and it is a nice sunny, clear day) then I would recommend you catch the bus 812 to the top of Mount Pellegrino. From our experience though the buses don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you have the time (and it is a nice sunny, clear day) then I would recommend you catch the bus 812 to the top of Mount Pellegrino. From our experience though the buses don't run regularly to this location and it was recommended to us that we get off the bus at the top, wander over to the St... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were taken there by our hosts in a car. It was an intense surprise to see the shrine to Santa Rosalia. You think you are entering a standard baroque church. Once inside the door is an amazing surprise altogether, which plummets you back into the past helter skelter. (Don't want to spoil the plot by explaining more.) We drove... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Beautiful views of the city of PALERMO!. Make sure you go on a nice sunny day, start early and enjoy the walks. There is nice places to eat hot or cold foods. Ofcourse citadel santa rosolina is an incredible structure built by the mountain, Enjoy!.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

dedicated to the island's patron, santa rosalia, it is worth of trek for the religious. buses are irregular , though, so check in advance. maximum an hour or two

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Tallinn, Estonia
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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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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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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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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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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 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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