Sicily

Impressions of Cefalu

Are you having trouble choosing between a holiday by the sea and a holiday in the mountains? No problem - in Cefalù you can have both. What's more, the beautifully preserved medieval town centre and imposing cathedral take you back to the Middle Ages - at least architecturally. The following Trip Tip photos give you an impression of the stunning variety.

Let's start with Cefalu's main attraction - one kilometre of soft sandy beach - more...
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Cefalù Beach lures visitors not only with its fine sand, but with the views of the open sea - more...
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If you don‘t want to swim on holiday in Sicily, you could try a pedal boat or yacht in Cefalù - more...
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In the mornings, even the tourist attractions are quite quiet, and the sun lights everything up with a beautiful warm light - more...
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After the beach, the historic town centre is Cefalù's main attraction. In the mornings you can often get both of them almost to yourself - more...
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Cefalù harbour offers the perfect blend of history and the beach - more...
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The pier of Cefalù's old harbour in the gentle light of the rising sun - more...
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The old port of Cefalu has a small beach with a welcoming bar right beside it - more...
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On the way to Cefalu marina you will pass the town lighthouse - more...
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Cefalu's new harbour (the marina) is mainly filled with yachts and speedboats used to sail to the Aeolian Islands - more...
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A boat leaving Cefalu marina against the light - more...
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On holiday in Sicily you don't always have to choose between the mountains and the sea - in Cefalù you can have both - more...
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The Bastione di Capo Marchiafava was built by the Normans as a defence against invaders from the sea - more...
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Evening in Cefalù's historic town centre - more...
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The cathedral is one of the main attractions in Cefalu - more...
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Swallows use the steeples of Cefalù Cathedral for their flying exercises! - more...
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Cefalù Cathedral is built along an east-west axis. Through the main entrance you can see the sunrise each morning - more...
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On the eastern side of Cefalù Cathedral, holiday-makers in Sicily can admire some magnificent medieval mosaics - more...
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From the cathedral you can see the beautiful Piazza Duomo and Cefalù’s town hall - more...
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The Osterio Magno is one of the most famous medieval buildings in Cefalù - more...
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A plant-filled side street in the old town of Cefalù - more...
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The Museo Mandralisca bears the name of the enlightened aristocrat who donated it to the people of Cefalù on his death - more...
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Cefalu preserves not only many medieval buildings, but also a medieval river laundry - more...
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The rising sun illuminating Football World Cup flags in the old town of Cefalu - more...
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The historic town centre of Cefalu is a fully pedestrianised zone. Apparently an exception was made for this small Fiat Cinquecento - more...
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There is another essential exception to the traffic ban in Cefalù's historic centre. Delivery vans are allowed: after all, tourists in Sicily do not want to go hungry! - more...
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Last update: 15 April 2017