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Treasures of Monte Pellegrino

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 93 reviews.Palermo, Italy

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Experience hosted by Luca

7 hours
Includes transport, 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.
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…

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What's included

  • Transport
    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....
From ₹3,605
/ person
Tue, 3 Nov
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
₹3,605 per person
₹3,605 per person
Wed, 4 Nov
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
₹3,605 per person
₹3,605 per person
Thu, 5 Nov
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
₹3,605 per person
₹3,605 per person

Meet your host, Luca

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 93 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 93 reviews.

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…
Carina
March 2020
I had a really nice day with Luca. As the weather changed, Luca made up a new Plan, so that we could enjoy the day as well. The nature he showed us was amazing and Luca was very friendly and always patient and ready to help. If I come to Sicily again, I will do the tour again :) thanks, Luca
I had a really nice day with Luca. As the weather changed, Luca made up a new Plan, so that we could enjoy the day as well. The nature he showed us was amazing and Luca was very fr…
Jacek
February 2020
If you like hiking and nature, wait no more and reserve yourself a place on this tour. The host knows a lot about nature and he is passionate about it. You will see some cool places and learn a lot of things. Luqa is a great guy, he will take care of you
If you like hiking and nature, wait no more and reserve yourself a place on this tour. The host knows a lot about nature and he is passionate about it. You will see some cool place…
Amy
February 2020
If you decide to visit Palermo, I highly recommend getting out of the city and joining Luca on this hike to learn about an island that he passionately loves. Not only will you learn about the history of the island’s patron Saints, but you will also learn about the plants of the region...those that are native, those that are not and ones that are edible. Be prepared to burn some calories which is all good because then you won’t feel guilty about eating pasta and Cannoli at dinner.
If you decide to visit Palermo, I highly recommend getting out of the city and joining Luca on this hike to learn about an island that he passionately loves. Not only will you le…
Sarah
February 2020
Luca was very knowledgeable of the pathways and the plants and offered us the taste and smell the different herbs. He also shared his favorite spots with us. It was a special experience.

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.

More tips

The trek is very easy, but good walking skills are required.
It would last at least 6 hours, with a lunch in betwen.

What to bring

Umbrella / waterproof jacket

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