The Torreata Hotel & Residence offers a fantastic view of Mount Pellegrino, the most beautiful promontory in the world, as it was described by Goethe.

Monte Pellegrino is located on the Gulf of Palermo and its many cavities, the prehistoric cave, represent a unique case for the rock art of prehistory, as evidenced by the stone carvings on the walls, testifying as the promontory was already inhabited in the Paleolithic . The nature of the mountain is green and lush, and his trails are open to hiking and mountain biking.

At 429 meters there is the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia, the patron saint of the city, founded in 1625 and shrouded in legend. The story goes that in the previous year to its foundation a hunter accidentally found the bones of Santa inside the cave where now stands the Sanctuary. The relics were carried in procession in 1625 and in its wake the epidemic of plague that scourged Palermo, miraculously subsided; from that moment “Santuzza” - Santa Rosalia - is venerated as the patron saint of Palermo.

The sanctuary appears as a natural continuation of the rock, a striking example of seventeenth century architecture that opens on three arches and twisted columns ending in two marble altars. The sanctuary can be visited every day from 7.30 to 18.30