Cefalù is an enchanting town whose cathedral stands so high on a rocky promontory that it has been a navigational landmark for ships for the last 1,000 years.
The extensive sandy beaches, overlooked by craggy cliffs, inspired the Norman conquerors of Sicily to found Cefalù as their capital city 1,000 years ago. Only later did they transfer command to the ancient capital, Palermo.
In Cefalù they left behind not only a magnificent cathedral, but an intriguing medieval town which remains unspoiled to this day. The rare combination of broad beaches and medieval streets has made Cefalù – like Taormina - one of the most popular holiday destinations in Sicily.
Cefalu is nowadays considered the capital of the mountainous Madonie region, one of the largest protected natural areas in the Mediterranean. Cefalù is therefore the perfect destination for a beach holiday and a holiday in the mountains, both at once.
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