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Palermo is blessed with attractions in its environs that can be explored easily as side trips. Monreale, with its cathedral, is such an important sight that it is considered among greater Palermo's major attractions.

If you don't have time to range far in your explorations, however, you have the choice between land and sea: You can take an excursion to 600m (1,969-ft.) Monte Pellegrino, towering over the city, or head to Mondello, the beach of Palermo.

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