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Tourist information

Cefalu is a little town situated on the northern shore of island of Sicily, in the Tyrrhenian Sea approximately 70 km eastern of the Palermo and 185 kilometres to the west of Messina. In spite of its dimensions, each year Cefalu draws in thousands of travelers from all areas of the island and additionally, from throughout Italy and Europe. In summer months the number of people can double, making the main squares and streets jam-packed. Cefalu is well known for gorgeous sundowns, unspoiled nature, and a quite attractive mix of elements for a pleasant beachfront vacation. Soft sand beaches, a beautiful medieval town on a rocky cliff, impressive culture in the form of a great Norman basilica, proper transport connections, famous Italian cuisine and sunsets all is mixed to make the city among Italy's most interesting beachfront vacation spots.

How to get there

Cefalu is close to the international air-port at Palermo, which is served by many low-cost air travels from the Western Europe, especially from England. The two towns are linked by the Autostrada 20 as well as by a train line. Town buses provide transportation throughout Cefalu, and additional buses connect the Cefalu with neighboring villages and small towns. The train station and beaches are in walking range of the heart of town. It's not a recommended to try driving a vehicle directly to the centre of Cefalu - if you are driving a car to an apartment or hotel situated in the centre of the town, get in touch with them first to ask for instructions and car parking details.

Main sights

  • The cathedral, constructed in 12th century, in a style of Norman architecture which would certainly be far more precisely named Sicilian Romanesque. The inner parts of the cathedral was refreshed in 16th century.
  • The Mandralisca Museum with the "Ritratto d'ignoto marinaio" art work by Antonello da Messina.
  • Museo Mandralisca: a crucial spot of any cultural schedule is Cefalu's town museum. The compilation is neither big nor challenging, but it consists of a number of masterpieces, featuring a portrait by Antonello da Messina and a impressive vase from the 4th century BC embellished with a fishmonger slicing a tuna fish; an attraction you could see these days in Sicily's fish markets.

Beaches in Cefalu

The shoreline of Tyrrhenian sea between Cefalu and Finale of Polline is abundant of small coves and attractive beaches The beach of Cefalu is the king of the beaches, it is of top-quality sand. Beach is stretched for approximately three kilometres from the old port, up until the Cape of Saint Lucy that wraps it and it opens as a little bay. It is appropriate for all ages. The car parking is paying and is located just alongside the beach. Golden bay is the most famous beach in this part of Italy. It is settled just 10 kilometres from Cefalu. In the top summer season, on the beach, it is feasible to rent sun umbrellas and deck chairs.

Holiday apartments are a fantastic choice for stay in Cefalu, Italy. Most travel services offer apartments that are located close to centers of attraction. An interesting feature is that apartment bookings in Cefalu typically allow up to 6 guests per apartment. So, this is a fantastic way for the whole family to take joy in the holiday without worrying about the numbers. Almost all apartments are self contained units. They have a completely equipped kitchen and other amenities like iron, hair dryer etc. If you love the beach, sea view apartments are a fantastic choice.

Similar tourist destinations in Italy: Siracusa, Taormina, Olbia, Lazise, Cortona, Cannigione, San Teodoro.

Town is recommended for

Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Suitable for older people, Families with pets, Families with Teenagers, Romantic trips, Adventure and Sport, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car

Cefalu, Italy - General details

Arboretum, atm, botanical garden, caves, churches, duty free, fitness centre, forests, grocery stores, hospital, library, marina, water parks, theme parks, zoo, waterfalls, wine cellar, restaurants, tennis courts, swimming, walking paths, sailing club, cycling, fishing, horse riding, ski resorts, golf club, windsurfing, water ski, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, diving, hunting, bird watching, hiking, rafting, snorkelling

Cefalu, region of Sicily - Distances

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    Cefalu - Palermo: 58 km
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    Cefalu - Napoli: 312 km
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    Cefalu - Cagliari: 446 km
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    Cefalu - Lascari (9+ apartments): 8 km
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    Cefalu - Gratteri (1+ apartments): 9 km
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    Cefalu - Castelbuono (5+ apartments): 13 km
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    Cefalu - Pollina (3+ apartments): 13 km
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    Cefalu - Campofelice Di Roccella (38+ villas): 13 km
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    Cefalu - Collesano (1+ apartments): 15 km
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    Cefalu - Castel Di Tusa (3+ apartments): 21 km
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    Cefalu - Scillato (3+ accommodation units): 23 km
  • Airport "Punta Raisi", town of Palermo (Darwin Airline, Air Berlin, Air France, Air One, Alitalia, Blue Panorama Airlines, Ryanair, Air Italy): 82 km

Tourist attractions and sights

  • Art Museum Mandralisca, Cefalu, 0.9 km from the centre of town of Cefalu.
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    Ski resort Etna Nord, excellent nightlife, many restaurants and pubs. 93 km from town of Cefalu.

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