Cefalu, Sicily

Cefalu is a city and commune in the province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 75 km east from the provincial capital and 185 km west of Messina. The town is one of the major tourist attractions in the region, described as one of the Mediterranean's undiscovered jewels.

Cefalu has a beach, narrow winding medieval streets, and delightful restaurants overlooking a rocky coast. All under the everpresent gaze of the Norman-Arab-Byzantine cathedral, one of the greatest churches of southern Europe. Nestled between the Madonie Mountains and the sea, Cefalù's mountain boasts the ruins of a large fortress and an ancient Sicanian-Greek temple. The view from the summit is inspiring.

Things to See & Do

* Cathedral of Cefalu
* The Seminary & the Bishop’s Palace
* Ancient Roman baths
* Palazzos Maria, Piraino and Atenasi Martino
* Remains of the Abbey Thelema
* Climb the Rock – La Rocca

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 65 km²
Population – approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +39

Port Location – The port is located in the downtown area of Cefalu.

Travel Links – Frequent trains run to and from Palermo, Milazzo and Messina. From Messina, many continue on to Naples and Rome. The train from Palermo takes one hour running right along the coast.

Several buses a day run to Castelbuono and Palermo from outside Cefalù's train station. As with the train, the journey from Palermo is about 1 hour.

During the summer, a few hydrofoils run to Palermo and the Aeolian Islands.

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