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Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Tears

Syracuse Hostels More from Our Trip to SiracusaIntroduction | Temple of Apollo | Jewish Baths | The Piazza Duomo | The Neapolis | Noto The city of Syracuse is packed with beautiful baroque churches and stunning Greek monuments, still standing in defiance of the centuries. But the building which dominates the city’s skyline was built […]

Monte Pellegrino and the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia

Book your Sicily car rental here Palermo is bounded to the north by Monte Pellegrino, a rock jutting into the Mediterranean which Goethe described as “the most beautiful promontory in the world”. Near the mountain’s summit is the Santuario di Santa Rosalia, one of Palermo’s many patron saints. The mountain park and the sanctuary can […]

Casa Professa

All Churches We Visited in Palermo and Sicily Although it’s tucked into the maze-like alleys of the Albergheria, the Casa Professa (or the Chiesa del Gesù, as it’s more officially known) isn’t difficult to find. Just head towards that beautiful green and white tiled dome, visible over most of the neighborhood’s rooftops. One of southern […]

San Francesco d’Assisi

Nearby: The Oratory of San Lorenzo Tucked into a small plaza just south of the Corso Vittoro Emanuele is the church of San Francesco d’Assisi. Originally built in 1260, the church has undergone many transformations in its 750 years, and still plays an important role in Palermo’s religious life. With its unusual zig-zag pattern, the […]