Cefalu and the surrounding area

The town of Cefalu is one of the main tourist resorts and seaside towns of Sicily. Situated on the northern coast, about 70 km east from Palermo, it stretches from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the foot of a rocky promontory, called " La Rocca".

The town, which is part of the Madonie Natural Park, is included in the Club of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, an association of small Italian towns which stand out for their artistic, cultural and historical heritage, the harmony of the urban structure and the quality of life and services offered to their citizens.

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Cefalu has been Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, (at that time named Gafludi) and then, in 1063 AD, Norman.

Many of the monuments of the town date back to the period of the Norman King Roger II:

    - The Cathedral and its cloister
    - the Osterio Magno
    - the medieval washhouse

The subsequent history of Cefalu is very similar to that of Italy.

In 1752, some foreign Consulates were established in town (of France, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden) and Cefalù became a destination of the "Grand Tour".This was a long journey undertaken by the offspring of the rich European aristocracy, designed to improve their education.Italy and Sicily were their preferred destinations.

In addition to nearly two miles of beach, bathed by a clear and warm sea, Cefalù attracts its visitors thanks to the charm of the historic center with its 15 churches, its noble houses, and its picturesque streets, alleys and courtyards.

Right in the middle of the northern coast of Sicily, Cefalù is a good starting point for excursions around the island while alternating relaxing days at the beach.

Palermo, Agrigento, Trapani, Erice, Segesta, Piazza Armerina, Tindari, the Aeolian Islands and all the traditional little towns on the Madonie Mountains can be easily explored from Cefalu, to discover their unique traditions, customs, and the tasty food and wines..

Sicily has an almost sub-tropical climate with a yearly average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, January is the “coldest” month (but the average temperature is about 12 degrees!) and August is the warmest.

Countless restaurants and pizzerias, ice cream parlors and quality patisseries, along with the wonderful beaches, help make your stay a truly unforgettable experience.

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