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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 1 week ago
jennym329
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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 1 July 2018
flaneur40
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 July 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

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Reviewed 10 June 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

Thank elana25
Reviewed 10 June 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

Thank Bradmess1
Reviewed 2 May 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.

1  Thank AL A
Reviewed 27 April 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

Thank wallacejain
Reviewed 16 April 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!!!

Thank DaveA1977
Reviewed 16 April 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

Thank leo1492
Reviewed 4 April 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

Thank Henrymiller52
Reviewed 3 March 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

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