80 kilometres from Palermo – for those holidaying in Sicily, it simply cannot be missed.
The monuments, art and culture of Cefalù
The Duomo has to be the main attraction in this town. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage, it makes up part of the Arab-Norma track. Built in 1131, you can admire the famous mosaic Christ Pantocrator from the inside. Another point of interest is the Medieval wash-house, a monument around which fascinating legends are always being formed. It is made up of a series of basins, formerly used for washing clothes, which collect water flowing from 22 lion heads.
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When to visit Cefalù
Cefalù has a population of just under 15,000 inhabitants, but during the summer, this increases to nearly 50,000. We would therefore advise you to avoid the high season (July and August) to avoid the crowds. It has a good climate, and even in autumn, temperatures still reach higher than 21 degrees.
The sea in Cefalù
Other than the important historic and artistic heritage and interesting cultural sites, Cefalù’s strong point has to be the sea, easily accessible and also ideal for families with children. There is the Settefrati Bay and Regina Beach, which go on for more than 2.5 kilometres. Just 3 kilometres away is Cala Mazzaforno, whose beach is full of pebbles and sand. The Sant’Ambrogio beach is also unmissable – it is huge, formed from a mix of sand, stones and gravel. Nature and mountains. Cefalù is situated in the Madonie Natural Park district, and therefore is the perfect place for nature excursions in the surrounding hills and mountains.