At the foot of the Madonie plateau, Campofelice town’s centre has modest size but by no means lacks in attractions. Among the churches, it is worth a visit to Santa Rosalia, the patron saint of the city, built in the 30s of the 17th century and centre of religious life of the local community.
This beautiful sand and pebble beach, 10 km in length, ranks at the top among the longest beaches of the coast of Palermo. It’s easily accessible from the waterfront promenade and equipped with every comfort such as kiosk-bar and residences a few meters away, mostly concentrated in the western part of the coast.
Lungomare di Cefalù
Less than 30 minutes by car from Campofelice, Lungomare di Cefalù is a beautiful 8km stretch of golden sands by calm, shallow waters. It’s ideal for families with sun loungers and parasols for hire.
Sant’Ambrogio is a large beach, 5km from Cefalù. This mainly sandy beach is one of the quietest in the region.
The Festival of San Salvatore, Cefalù - August
A celebration of Cefalù's patron saint with processions, great food and the odd glass of wine, held over a few days each August, swelling the number of Cefalù’s summer visitors, especially on the last day of the festival.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Castello di Roccella
The Castle of Roccella’s ruins lie on the seashore of Campofelice. Of the big original structure, only the tower is still standing up, and it tells the visitors the one thousand years of history of the town. Today the castle is a wonderful location for several cultural events.
Take a drive inland to the Madonie mountains, a natural park with numerous excellent hiking routes and picturesque, historic hilltop towns and villages.
The bustling and vibrant city of Palermo has a plethora of historic gems waiting to be discovered, including the magnificent Cathedral di Monreale, possibly the finest Norman building in Sicily. Other highlights include some excellent museums, an open air-theatre and colourful street markets.