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  • Meredith Peters

Stunning Cefalu, Italy

Get ready for sunny beach days, afternoons wandering around the charming old town and seductive evenings full of fine food and wine, music and maybe a little dancing. Cefalu in Italy is a place to live life to the fullest and your vacation is sure to be inspiring, exciting and enjoyable.

Cefalu Italy Vacation

As you stand in the city center, you can see Cefalu Cathedral with its eye-catching twin towers and charming tall arches. Step inside the Roman Catholic Church and you can see beautiful Byzantine mosaics and antique columns. The UNESCO World Heritage Site was built between 1131 and 1240. Then get your walking shoes on and hike up to the Tempio di Diana constructed around the 4th century BC. The ocean views are amazing and the ancient Roman sanctuary is definitely worth the steep walk to the top of the rock, aka "La Rocca" that overlooks the town.

Cefalu Italy Travel Tempio di Diana
Tempio di Diana

This authentic Italian town has so much to see and just a few days wouldn't be enough. There is the Museo Mandralisca to see, which is home to many stunning works of art, including the Portrait of An Unknown Man by Antonello da Messina dating back to 1465.

Cefalu Italy Travel Village Cathedral

Cefalu Beach can get super busy in the summer and for a good reason - it's a stunning stretch of beach with calm turquoise blue waters to take a dip after a spot of sunbathing.

A boat trip from Cefalu is a wonderful way to see the scenery from the water and nothing beats jumping off the side of the boat to snorkel and look for fish and other sea life. For a different view, try tandem skydiving if you dare.

Cefalu Sicily Italy

The food in Cefalu is as delicious and mouthwatering as you would expect from a seaside Sicily destination. We highly recommend the gastronomic street food tour so you can try traditional food, including pani ca meusa, panelle e crocchè and arancina. It's a walking tour, so you will be burning off those calories following your tour guide around in no time.

Before you go home, stop by some gift and specialty stores to pick up souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful holiday. Maybe some colorful local pottery, Sicilian puppets, or artwork for your home or office will be ideal.

We are experts when it comes to travel in Italy and there are so many scenic towns, villages and cities to explore. We could never pick a favorite when they are all so lovely, but for sure, Cefalu is on the list of top places to visit in Italy. Drop us a line for more info on Italy travel and we can send you more inspiring information and imagery.


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