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Monument of a brave judge

Judge Giovanni Falcone died when his Lancia Thema was bombed on the autostrada and this monument... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2018
PhilipT411
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Worth the visit

This monument about the darker days of Palermo was worth the quick visit. Right on SS 19 in Palermo.

Reviewed 4 October 2018
GiuseppeGuarneri
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Los Angeles, California
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autostrada A29, nei pressi dello svincolo di Capaci, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

Judge Giovanni Falcone died when his Lancia Thema was bombed on the autostrada and this monument was erected near the spot. Try (only try, Italian traffic!), to slow down to see it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PhilipT411
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This monument about the darker days of Palermo was worth the quick visit. Right on SS 19 in Palermo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GiuseppeGuarneri
Reviewed 3 October 2018

easily missed but well worth knowing about - Google it for the information then be surprised at what you may have missed

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Well worth stopping to look at this monument on the motorway as it remembers a dark day in Sicily's history. The locals say that due to the work of this judge and others that life in Sicily is much better now.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A chilling reminder while you enjoy your wonderful holiday that people gave their lives to diminish the reign of the evil Mafia on this island. Our tour guide had a graphic recount of taking her daughter to the police to complain about something or other...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Striking monument by the cruise terminal, situated on the road from the airport to Palermo, as you drive between airport and city, you will go through Capaci.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fazzy74
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

As you travel around Palermo, you will find occasional reminders of the darkest period of the Mafia in the 1990's when, feeling under threat, they blew up the magistrate Giovanni Falcone, his wife and police escorts and killed the priest Guiseppe Puglisi, whose tomb is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

On our way to the airport you will see the monument. Our drive was telling us what happened and when we stopped showed us photos of the explosion.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bradmess1
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Judge Falcone was blown up on his way home from the airport about 25 years ago. The blast was so huge, it made a cater several metres deep which disrupted the motorway double carriageway. On the site of the explosion, two columns stand to remind...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank opossumd
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Striking monument by the cruise terminal. A reminder of past times. A drive by really as it's in the middle of a roundabout.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jofunkyfacepainter
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