Monte Pellegrino

A mountainous park north of downtown Palermo

Looming impressively over north Palermo and thankfully protected as parkland, the sheer cliffs and green cradles of trees covering the 2,000-foot Monte Pellegrino headland make it look more like it belongs at Yosemite or in some Japanese silk painting than in Sicily.

This mountain has seen Paleolithic cave art (casts of which are in the archaeology museum), a three-year battle during the first Punic War between Rome and Carthage, and hordes of Christian pilgrims for the past four centuries.

it is also home to the awesomely weird Santuario di Santa Rosalia cave-church. » more

 

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Riserva Naturale Monte Pellegrino
Via Pietro Bonanno (north of the city center)
Free admission

Bus: 812

Tourist info
Planning your time

If you're just heading up to see the sanctuary, it will eat up 30–45 minutes of your day, total. If you plan to take a hike or a picnic, give it two to three hours.

Palermo tourist office
Piazza Castelnuovo 34
tel. +39-091-605-8351
www.turismopalermo.it
www.provincia.palermo.it/turismo

Also useful:
www.comune.palermo.it
www.palermotourism.com

Buses: www.amat.pa.it
Trains: www.trenitalia.com
Airport: www.gesap.it
Port: www.portpalermo.it

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Riserva Naturale Monte Pellegrino
Via Pietro Bonanno (north of the city center)
Free admission

Bus: 812
Tourist Info

Palermo tourist office
Piazza Castelnuovo 34
tel. +39-091-605-8351
www.turismopalermo.it
www.provincia.palermo.it/turismo

Also useful:
www.comune.palermo.it
www.palermotourism.com

Buses: www.amat.pa.it
Trains: www.trenitalia.com
Airport: www.gesap.it
Port: www.portpalermo.it


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