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Palermo: Panoramic Mount Pellegrino Tour in CruiserCar

1. Palermo: Panoramic Mount Pellegrino Tour in CruiserCar

Experience the enchanting charm and beauty of Palermo's coastline and historic landmarks like never before on our Monte Pellegrino cabriolet tour. With our classic convertible, you can immerse yourself in the stunning natural landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and fascinating history of Palermo. We will take you on a journey of discovery, sharing fascinating insights and anecdotes about the city's most iconic sights. As we make our way towards Monte Pellegrino, you'll be mesmerized by the stunning vistas of the sea and the city, and the charming villas and mansions that line the coast. You'll get a chance to snap some photos and take in the stunning panorama that stretches out before you. As we ascend Monte Pellegrino, we will visit the renowned shrine of Santa Rosalia, Palermo's patron saint, and a major pilgrimage destination for devotees from all over the world. Here you can admire the exquisite architecture and artwork of the chapel, and learn about the life and miracles of Santa Rosalia. We will then drive up to the top of Monte Pellegrino, where you can take in breathtaking views of Palermo and the surrounding landscapes. From this vantage point, you can see the glittering sea, the rolling hills, and the iconic landmarks of the city, including the Norman Palace, the Cathedral, and the famous Massimo Theatre. Throughout the tour, you can enjoy the comfort and luxury of our classic cabriolet, basking in the sun and sea breeze as you take in the sights and sounds of Palermo. Our experienced drivers and knowledgeable guides will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience, and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Whether you're a first-time visitor to Palermo or a seasoned traveler, our Monte Pellegrino cabriolet tour is an unforgettable experience that will take you on a journey of discovery through the heart and soul of this fascinating city. Book now and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

Palermo: Mount Pellegrino Mountain Guided Bike Tour

2. Palermo: Mount Pellegrino Mountain Guided Bike Tour

On this unique experience you will discover the Monte Pellegrino Nature Reserve, cycling on the main trails with our bikes. The ascent will follow along the “old road”, which is walked by devout pilgrims during the annual feast of Santa Rosalia – the patron saint of the city of Palermo. On the tour you will discover the history of the Mountain and visit the sacred cave (formerly used as the place of worship for the Phoenician goddess Tanith, which is today incorporated in the Sanctuary dedicated to Santa Rosalia). You will also visit the places where the anti-aircraft batteries of the Second World War were based – this is a beautiful panoramic spot where you can admire the Gulf of Palermo from above. We’ll then have another break, during which you can cool down and we will treat your tastebuds to some specialty street cuisine and local delicacies. At the end of the hike to the summit, you’ll head back down to the city via the scenic route, pedaling along paved roads as you take in the striking views of the city.

Monte Pellegrino: Tour of Church and Viewpoint

3. Monte Pellegrino: Tour of Church and Viewpoint

Welcome to the Monte Pellegrino tour, an unforgettable journey to one of Sicily's most iconic landmarks. Prepare to be captivated by the majestic beauty of Monte Pellegrino, a mountain overlooking the city of Palermo. This tour will take you on a scenic drive up the mountain, where you'll witness breathtaking panoramic views of the city, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, and the surrounding landscape. Explore the historic Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia, perched on the mountainside, and learn about the fascinating legends and religious significance associated with this revered site. As you ascend to the summit, take in the fresh mountain air and marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds you. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking tranquility, the Monte Pellegrino tour promises an enriching experience that will leave you with lasting memories.

Palermo: Street Food Tour in CruiserCar

4. Palermo: Street Food Tour in CruiserCar

Embark on a culinary adventure through the heart of Palermo, where the rich flavors of Sicily come to life in its bustling street markets. Our Street Food Tour invites you to explore the soul of Palermo through its food, with visits to the iconic markets of Capo, Vucciria, and Ballarò. Each market boasts its own unique atmosphere and specialties, offering a diverse taste of the city's gastronomic culture. Capo Market: Begin your journey at the historic Capo Market, a labyrinth of vibrant stalls and local vendors. Here, you'll taste classic street foods like "pane con la milza" (spleen sandwich) and "arancini" (stuffed rice balls), staples of Palermo's street food scene. The air is filled with the aroma of fresh produce and spices, setting the stage for an authentic culinary exploration. Vucciria Market: Next, we delve into the lively Vucciria Market, the heart of Palermo's nightlife and street food. Amid the animated chatter of locals and the clinking of glasses, you'll sample traditional Sicilian dishes and perhaps a sip of local wine. Vucciria is renowned for its "pane e panelle" (chickpea fritters) and seafood delicacies, offering flavors that are as vibrant as the market itself. Ballarò Market: Our final stop is Ballarò, the oldest of Palermo's street markets, where cultures blend and the historical meets the contemporary. Here, amid the colorful stalls, you'll indulge in sweet treats like "cannoli" and "cassata," ending your tour on a note of Sicilian sweetness. Ballarò's bustling atmosphere provides a glimpse into the daily life of Palermitans, making it the perfect backdrop for our culinary adventure. Throughout the tour, you'll not only savor the tastes but also learn about the history and traditions behind Palermo's street food, making each bite a story of its own. Our expert guides will share insights into the culinary techniques and heritage that make Sicilian cuisine so unique, offering a deeper understanding of the island's culture. Join us on this unforgettable journey through the flavors of Palermo, where each market visit becomes an exploration of Sicily's rich culinary landscape. This Street Food Tour promises an authentic experience, filled with delicious food, engaging stories, and the warmth of Sicilian hospitality.

Palermo: Guided Trekking Tour to Mount Pellegrino

5. Palermo: Guided Trekking Tour to Mount Pellegrino

Set off on hiking on Monte Pellegrino, the stunning mountain that embraces the charming Gulf of Palermo. Enjoy the views of the most beautiful promontory in the world, as described by Goethe, in a 10km trail inside the Nature Reserve, where you will see pine forests, Mediterranean scrub, oak forests, canyons, natural eddies, and rocky areas. An unmissable stop on Monte Pellegrino is the visit to the magnificent Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia, the Saint of Palermo. Admire the external facade that gently leans on the mountain and enter the cave with all its unique details. At the end of the visit, you can regain the energies with other views of the coast and the gulf and continue the walk back towards the center of Palermo.

Monreale Cathedral, Mondello beach and Saint Rosalie Shrine

6. Monreale Cathedral, Mondello beach and Saint Rosalie Shrine

The tour starts in the morning to drive to Monreale Cathedral and the beautiful benedectines Cloister, then driving on to Mondello beach, the charming sea area around Palermo for a break to taste the sicilian streetfood and a relaxing walking by the sea before going up to mountain Pellegrino and admiring an amazing view over all Palemo. On Mountain Pellegrino we will visit the Shrine dedicated to the Saint Patroness of Palermo: Saint Rosalie and will know the history why she is the saint Patroness of the town.

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What people are saying about Mount Pellegrino, Palermo

Sergio is a very kind and experienced tour guide. The tour to the top of Monte Pellegrino has been very pleasant for my dad and me, packed with lots of information about the city of Palermo, its history and culture. The views from the different viewpoints of Monte Pellegrino have been amazing and Sergio made sure that we had enough breaks in between and could also chat a little bit with each other. We as well visited the grotto of Santa Rosalia, the patron of Palermo. All in all, it has been a great experience and we would highly recommend to take part in Sergio‘s bike tour.

The highlight of our stay in Palermo! What a great bro g driven in this exquisite and unique vehicle! Pietro was the perfect guide - professional, friendly with excellent customer service skills. Highly recommend!

Really enjoyed our trip up Mount Pellegrino driven by Pietro in his stunning vehicle. Such a lovely thing to do at sunset.

Do not miss the opportunity for a trip in Pietros cabriolet when you are in Palermo, this was the highlight of our trip!

We loved it. Pietro was a fab host, car was very cool and it all felt very special. Real highlight - thanks so much!