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Torre di San Nicolo all'Albergheria

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Nice panoramic views of Palermo

This is apparently the only 360 degrees view of the city. The tour was part of the church built in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FellowTraveler728340
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Great views

The tower is opened for visit on Tuesdays and Saturday and for only 3 euros a guide will show you... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
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3 weeks ago
“Nice panoramic views of Palermo ”
5 Apr 2018
“Great views”
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Attached to the church stands a slender quadrangular building with well-squared blocks: the 12th century civic tower is part of the old system communication; built by the University of Palermo to defend the “Cassaro Walls", it was not part of the...more
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Via Nunzio Nasi 18, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is apparently the only 360 degrees view of the city. The tour was part of the church built in XIII century. There are three floors ( the panoramic view being on the third one). The steps are tiny and steep so it might be...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The tower is opened for visit on Tuesdays and Saturday and for only 3 euros a guide will show you Palermo from a beautiful vantage point. Reservation not needed in these timeframes. A local group called Terradamare is taking care of the visits and can...More

Thank beppo81
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I suspect this is only regularly open on Saturday mornings. Run by teenage volunteers, a church group presumably, who give you a commentary in broken English, much better than my Italian. Worth the steep narrow climb to see Palermo from above.

Thank Tyke
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Not only the view from the tower is great, Torre di San Nicolo' is also cheap (only 2 or 3 euros) and even if it was closed, the guy who also works as tour guide opened the tower only for us to visit it, despite...More

Thank federico e
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

If you wish to see the wonderful Palermo from a top, you for sure have to visit this tower or the tower of the church of ss. Salvatore. From this tower you can see Palermo in 360°, observing from the sea to the multiples churches,...More

Thank Paolo M
Reviewed 27 October 2015

A bit of a walk up the stairs but well worth the effort to see a a more positive perspective of Palermo. The history of the tower is interesting but you come for the view and the breeze.

1  Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Many steps in cramps quarters, but very much worth the exercise for the 360 degree view of Palermo. A very picture worthy experience!

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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

After an adventurous day (trip to Segesta by public transport, walked the Greek ruins then had to hitched back to Alcamo just in time for our train back to Palermo), we were already hot and dirty but worked out the map to find San Nicolo....More

1  Thank Fran C
Reviewed 11 June 2013

A late addition to the building, this tower was designed to be part of the communication network of bells to help alert the city's denizens to defensive requirements. It is well worth the climb to observe magnificent Palermo from an excellent viewpoint. Set the camera...More

2  Thank Dave H
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We had a friendly guide and climbing to the top of this small tower was a fine way of enjoying a good view of this beautiful city.

1  Thank kathy r
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