Dreaming about Cefalù?
Cefalù is a small town 70 km from Palermo, in Sicily. It is situated at the feet of a rocket promontory and it has less than 15.000 inhabitants, but in summertime tourists triplicate that number.
The town is famous for its cultural, historical and artistic values, that’s why it is considered one of the most beautiful villages of Italy. It has a 30 km long sea coast which alternates long sand beaches to small rock coves and cliffs, that’s why you will never be bored exploring the area. Opposite the beaches you see the Rocca (the Fortress) and some hills shield the coast.
The name comes from the Greek Κεφαλοίδιον (Kefaloidion) and dates back to the IV century BC. It was then conquered by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans, and many lords, before becoming part of Italy. You can find Roman megalithic walls dating back to the 500 BC, and a Byzantine mosaic in the apse of the cathedral, as well as Catalan and Arabs influences in many buildings.
Besides sunbathing and enjoying the splendid Sicilian sun, you should get lost in the streets of the Rocca, visit the Cathedral and the other small churches and monasteries, the Lavatoio medievale (the medieval wash house), and the Communal Theatre.
In order to reach Cefalù you may land both in the airport of Palermo or in Catania and then you might rent a car and easily arrive there through the highway. If you don’t feel confident driving, there is also a private car service that picks you up at the airport and takes you to destination.
There are many B&B and hotels in Cefalù, so you have a wide choice of places to stay (it’s quite a personal decision to make, depending on your personality!). Wherever you will stay, we can recommend you a good place to eat: Ristorante Pizzeria Baglio del Falco is considered one of the best in town by its inhabitants to have a lovely starter and a gourmet pizza!
Otherwise you have plenty of choices along the lungomare (seafront): taverns and restaurants, or just simple bars to have snacks and lovely aperitivi.
Chilling on the seaside with a good glass of wine is the best way to enjoy the sunset!
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