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Treasures of Monte Pellegrino

Palermo, Italy

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Experience hosted by Luca

7 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

HIGH QUALITY EXPERIENCE INTO THE LAND'S LIFE, NATURE, CULTURE AND HISTORY
The experience consists of a ring path trekking which crosses all the main spots of M.Pellegrino, "the most beautiful hill in the world" (according to J.W. Von Goethe).
The route takes place within the natural reserve (A area), and crosses various ecosystems of vegetation, pine woods, Mediterranean scrub, oak woods, a canyon, a natural pool and rocky areas. We'll visit the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia, the Saint Patron of Palermo, with a church inside a cave, we'll admire different views of the city from above and have a snack tasting some traditional street foods. The route can be modified according to the participants. The path is 10 km long but there are many variations to make it shorter or longer, harder or easier.
This route is not touristic, it's very beautiful and particular, into the wild, and even the majority of the locals don't know it. You'll get a panoramic view seeing the city and the sea from above.
I'll share my knowledge about the local fauna and flora, the geology, the information about the surrounding us nature and the history of the places we cross.
A real treasure you can't miss if you visit Palermo and if you love to walk inside nature. Perfect to get a complete view and understanding of the city.
Other things to note
The trek is very easy, but good walking skills are required.
It would last at least 6 hours, with a lunch in betwen.
HIGH QUALITY EXPERIENCE INTO THE LAND'S LIFE, NATURE, CULTURE AND HISTORY
The experience consists of a ring path trekking which crosses all the main spots of M.Pellegrino, "the most beautiful hill in the world" (according to J.W. Von Goethe).
The route takes place within the natural reserve (A area), and crosses various ecosystems of vegetation, pine woods, Mediterranean scrub, oak woods, a canyon, a natural pool and rocky areas. We'll…

Luca's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Transportation
    If you need a ride, I can pick you up in my car from a point close to your...
  • Equipment
    I can share with you a pair of walking sticks.
    I CAN'T PROVIDE SHOES....
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Fri, Jan 22
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sat, Jan 23
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sun, Jan 24
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Meet your host, Luca

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 98 Reviews
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Hi everyone,
Since I was a child I have had a great passion for the mountains. At 8 years this passion led me to attend a scout group. After 10 years of trekking and exploration activities throughout Sicily, I started practicing climbing and mountaineering.
In 2017 I traveled by bike and climbed my firsts ten 4000, alone, into the Alps, including Mont Blanc.
I did courses to become a guide and took part in many projects based on team working and facilitation. I know every path and every secret corner of the area of Palermo including the best sea and mountain spots.
I love playing sports, walking, being in harmony with the nature which surrounds me, enjoying the scenery and sharing them with people who join the tour.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in having new eyes" is my motto.
Hi everyone,
Since I was a child I have had a great passion for the mountains. At 8 years this passion led me to attend a scout group. After 10 years of trekking and exploration activities throughout Sicily, I started practicing climbing and mountaineering.
In 2017 I traveled by bike and climbed my firsts ten 4000, alone, into the Alps, including Mont Blanc.
I did courses to become a guide and took part in many projects based on team working and facilitation. I know every path and…
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Where you'll be

We'll Cross a Canyon, talking about the geology process which created it. Some woods, of pines and oaks trees, a little pond, full of biodiversity. We'll visit the Church of Santa Rosalia and we'll taste some traditional street food like "Panelle e Crocchè sandwich". From above we'll reach at least 3 different sightseeing points from which I'll explain you some views of the city and its neighborhoods.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 98 reviews.

Caro
November 2020
I can absolutely recommend spending a day with Luca. He feels very connected to nature and this part if Sicily which you can definitely feel when you are with him. He showed us spots and hiking trails which we had never found by ourselves. He picked us up in the morning and dropped us off in the afternoon after we had a heav(enl)y Panelle e Melanze together. He is a modest, very conscious human being who is fun talking to. We wish you all the best for the future!
I can absolutely recommend spending a day with Luca. He feels very connected to nature and this part if Sicily which you can definitely feel when you are with him. He showed us spo…
Alexandra
November 2020
This experience is definitely a must once you are in Palermo! Luca is sharing the best natural spots full of breathtaking views, hidden paths as well as local flora and fauna while hiking. Being very friendly and kind, he will do his best to make you enjoy the day feeling comfortable and safe during the whole walk. The possibility to taste some local food and visit a nice church completes the impression of the walk. Finally, don’t hesitate to participate to this amazing experience and discover the natural surroundings of the city :)
This experience is definitely a must once you are in Palermo! Luca is sharing the best natural spots full of breathtaking views, hidden paths as well as local flora and fauna whil…
Timmy
October 2020
Luca is a great guide on up the mountain and very friendly! Give a great overview of different local and specific plants through out the hike as well.
Shivani
October 2020
This experience is a must do whilst in Palermo! Luca is an amazing guide and the surroundings were beautiful and breathtaking. Would definitely recommend! Thanks Luca for an unforgettable day!
Lynn
October 2020
Fantastic day thoroughly enjoyed myself- beautiful location - Luca was a fantastic host providing lots of information and was excellent company- I would never have visited the location without him and I would recommend this experience to anyone who likes walking, loves Sicily and wants to spend time getting to know a bit more about the place
Fantastic day thoroughly enjoyed myself- beautiful location - Luca was a fantastic host providing lots of information and was excellent company- I would never have visited the loca…
Mirella
October 2020
Wow, what a wonderful excursion - perfect for a Sunday in Palermo! The scenic hike up Mount Pellegrino is at times a little rocky (surefootedness and good shoes help) but really beautiful. The views are breathtaking, the everchanging landscape gorgeous. Luca is a wonderful host. He is obviously fond of the treasures of Mount Pellegrino and generously shares his knowledge of the rich flora. The experience is absolutely worth it. If you like hiking and cherish nature and good company, this is it!
Wow, what a wonderful excursion - perfect for a Sunday in Palermo! The scenic hike up Mount Pellegrino is at times a little rocky (surefootedness and good shoes help) but really be…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Umbrella / waterproof jacket

CLOTHES CHANGE, for windy days (optional, if you sweat)