A fascinating medieval town just inland from the Tyrrhenian coast, Collesano is dominated by the Basilica San Pietro and ruins of a nearby Norman castle.
Lungomare di Cefalù,
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.
Caldura is a lesser known and therefore quieter beach, opposite the towns harbour without a sun bed or parasol insight (unless you take your own). It’s a 20 minute walk from the town centre.
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 even more, especially on the last day of the festival.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Duomo di Cefalù
One of the most important buildings from the Norman era, the Cefalù Cathedral dominates the skyline in the main piazza of the town.
Towering 270 metres over the town of Cefalù, La Rocca is a spectacular craggy outcrop with the Cefalù Castle standing guard on top. From here, the views across the bay to the mountains are magnificent.
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.