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Never before, PALERMO even under the Sea.

PALERMO as it has never been seen before, even under the SEA.
Exclusive tour with underwater vision, of the magnificent coast of Palermo, taking in historical monuments and underwater life including the unique flora and fauna of the protected reserve of Capogallo.

1) Departure and visit to the port of the historic cove of Palermo. This natural inlet is the first and most ancient port of Palermo and was first used by the Phoenicians.

2) The port of Palermo is one of the Mediterrannean’s most largest and most important ports for passenger traffic. It extends from the east for a few kilometers, incorporating the sea areas of Arenella and Acqua Santa.

3) Monte Pellegrino is a promontory in the form of a limestone mountain, 609 meters high. The Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia (the patron saint of Palermo), founded in 1625, stands at 429 meters above sea level.

4) Aquasanta; the first of the 3 historic fishing ports, is one of those magical places that make our city unique. The cave from which the healing water gushed, that gave the village its name, eighteenth-century villas, the Tonnara Florio, jewel of Sicilian liberty, the “Nave di Pietra”.

5) Villa Igiea; Initially it was designed as a private villa. The building, built at the end of the nineteenth century in neo-Gothic style, was later bought by the Florio family. The villa takes its name from Igiea, daughter of Ignazio Florio.

Villa Igiea is a historic 5-star superior hotel, with a unique location above the Port of Acquasanta, sheltered behind by Mount Pellegrino.

6) Tonnara Florio. This was built around seventeenth century next to the port of Arenella. In 1830 it was bought by the Florio family. In neo-Gothic and rectangular style, in 1844, it was home to the Bourbon kings of Spain.

7) Arenella; is a maritime district of Palermo. Its marina began life as a fishing village and developed around the Tonnara Florio during the nineteenth century.

8) Arenella caves; Few Palermitans know this place of rare and suggestive beauty where Queen Carolina of Austria is said to have bathed. It is possible to admire the crystalline transparency of the waters.

09) Virgin Mary; sailors’ marina that develops around the Tonnara Bordonaro built in the fourteenth century on the coast below Monte Pellegrino.

10) Addaura; There are several coves which open out to a splendid sea and a marina with views of the Gulf of Mondello. The Adduara caves are the town’s most notable feature.

11) Mondello; The area is renowned for its beach, which is one of the most coveted beaches in Sicily, and for its numerous Art Nouveau villas, known as the best expression of Art Nouveau.

12) Ancient bathing house; The only building of its kind, located on stilts in the famous Mondello beach, is one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau architectural works in Europe.

13) Capo Gallo; This rocky promontory is reflected in the sea of ​​Palermo, separating the gulfs of Mondello and Sferracavall. It is a reserve of protected marine flora and fauna of unparalleled beauty.
13) Capo Gallo; This rocky promontory is reflected in the sea of ​​Palermo, separating the gulfs of Mondello and Sferracavall. It is a reserve of protected marine flora and fauna of unparalleled beauty.

1) Let’s start from Palermo harbour: we will see over the most ancient harbour of Palermo, in fact, the Phoenicians were the first ones to exploit this natural inlet.

2) Palermo harbour is one of the major ones for passenger traffic and size in the Mediterranean. It extends from the east for a few kilometers, incorporating the sea areas of Arenella and Acquasanta.

3) Monte Pellegrino: it is a limestone mountain 609 meters high. At 429 meters of altitude the sanctuary of Santa Rosalia, Palermo saint patron, rises.

4) Acquasanta: it is one of the three historic fishing marinas and it is a magical place that makes our city unique. The cave from which the curative water gushed which gave its name to the township. Eighteen-century villa, the Tonnara Florio, jewel of Sicilian liberty, the Nave di Pietra.

5) Villa Igiea: Initially it was designed as a private villa. The building was built in the late 19th century in neo-Gothic style. It was bought by the Florio family, in fact, the name “Igiea” derives from Ignazio Florio daughter’s name. Villa Igiea is a historic 5-star superior hotel.

6) Grotte dell’Arenella: just a few people know this place of rare and suggestive beauty where Queen Caroline of Austria bathed. It is possibile to admire crystalline transparency of the waters.

7) Arenella:  It is a seafaring district with a small harbour. It was a born as a fishing village and spread around the Tonnara Florio during the nineteenth century. there is a marina and sports inside, which constantly evolve.

8) Tonnara Florio: It was built around the 17th century near the port of Arenella. In 1830 it was bought by the Florio family. In 1844 it hosted the Sovereigns of Bourbon Spain.

9) Vergine Maria: It is a small harbour which develops around the Tonnara Bordonaro built in the 14th century on the coast below the Mount Pellegrino.

10) Addaura: There are several coves immersed in a splendid sea and there is a little harbour near Mondello. The town has a significant interest due to the presence of the Addaura cave.

11) Mondello: The area is renowned for its beach, which is one of the most coveted ones in Sicily, especially thanks to its numerous Art Nouveau villas, which are known as the best expression of Art Nouveau.

12) Antico stabilimento balneare di Mondello: The only building of its kind, located on stilts in the famous Mondello beach, is one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau architectural works in Europe.

13) Capogallo: It is a rocky promontory that is reflected in the sea of Palermo and separates the Gulf of Mondello from the Gulf of Sferracavallo. It is a reserve of protected marine flora and fauna and it has got an unequaled beauty.

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