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Amazing Church in a Cave

Took a private tour to this beautiful church in a cave, it’s a steep, nail biting windy road but... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Excellent. Take the bus up and walk down

This is a gorgeous and haunting shrine dug into the mountain cliff on the top of Mount Pellegrino... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
New York City, New York
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Via Pietro Bonanno | Monte Pellegrino, 90142, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Took a private tour to this beautiful church in a cave, it’s a steep, nail biting windy road but the views over Palermo are breathtaking. It’s a climb up to the church which is in a cave which is one of the most beautiful places...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

This is a gorgeous and haunting shrine dug into the mountain cliff on the top of Mount Pellegrino. It's great for a Sunday morning. A good first day in Palermo thing to do. The 812 bus goes right to the sanctuary. Down the road from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We were on a private tour so the transportation to the shrine was not a problem. The trip up and down the mountain provides beautiful views. At the shrine you will see the cave which was the home of St. Rosalia enclosed in a structure....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank elana25
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

This is worth the drive up. It is one of the most beautiful church’s we have seen. The peaceful and holy feeling you get when you enter makes for an amazing time. We went early in the morning and there were very few people. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bradmess1
Reviewed May 2, 2018

The limestone grotto with the statue of Santa Rosalia took my breath away. If you get a chance to visit Palermo its definitely worth the visit. Cant wait to go back there again.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

This sanctury is located up the mountain called Mount Pellegrino and offers breathtaking view of the entire city of Palermo. Sanctuary Santa Rosalia, houses the bones of the Saint discovered in this area and are now venerated as religious relics. This sanctuary is set into...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a fairly integral part of the Sicilian experience - to understand the devotion to Santa Rosalia. Things were put into perspective when seeing all the objects placed by her triumphant statue. Also, it's a gorgeous cave with the best views of Palermo!!! Beautiful!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DaveA1977
Reviewed April 15, 2018

It is worth it to take the bus to see this marvelously miraculous grotto just outside of Palermo. It is in a limestone grotto with a statue of Santa Rosalia. You can see all the miracles she has wrought with the votive offerings left by...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank leo1492
Reviewed April 3, 2018

The sactuary is not in the city center, you have to get a cab to go there. It is in a cave, very impressive and a beautiful panorama from Mount Pelegreno

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Henrymiller52
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Nice bus ride up the mountain with great views of Palermo. Nice little grotto with a few cafe bars and stalls, I'd recommend you get off the bus, have a quick look int the grotto and get back on the bus! We were stuck there...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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