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Cefalù trip planner

A lovely little ancient city turned resort town on Sicily's northern coast

Why Cefalù?

Hemmed in between a towering headland of a mountain and a naturally sheltered harbor, Cefalù is a small, orderly city and a relaxing place to unwind.

It has no cars in the historic center, a friendly passeggiata, some of Sicily's best Byzantine mosaics, and a sweeping curve of fine beach that has recently attracted some modest resort hotels and expanded the city westward.

The 5th-century BC Greeks left a few vases for the town museum (which also houses a famous Antonello da Messina painting), and Roger II and his Normans gave the town a mighty cathedral that draws the tourists and gives us a viable excuse for cooling our heels here for a day or two.

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Cefalù tourist information:
Corso Ruggiero 77, Cefalù
tel. +39-0921-421-050

Piazza Duomo, Cefalù
tel. +39-0921-421-508

www.comune.cefalu.pa.it

Useful private site:
www.cefalu.it

Tours of Cefalù
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0.5–1.5 days » more

Hotels in Cefalù
Best way to to get there

Cefalù is about halfway along the north coast of Sicily on the main A20 highway, 71km (44 miles) east of Palermo and 160km (99 miles) west of Messina. If you are not driving, the best way to get there is by train. » more

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Cefalù tourist information:
Corso Ruggiero 77, Cefalù
tel. +39-0921-421-050

Piazza Duomo, Cefalù
tel. +39-0921-421-508

www.comune.cefalu.pa.it

Useful private site:
www.cefalu.it

Hotels in Cefalù
www.booking.com
www.venere.com
www.airbnb.com
www.bedandbreakfast.com
www.hostelworld.com


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