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Cefalu is one of the Mediterranean's undiscovered jewels, an epitome of picturesque grandeur. This captivating seaside town with its' wonderful Norman cathedral and one of the most important museums in Sicily, boasts a long sandy beach, winding, narrow Medieval streets and alleys, delightful restaurants and cafes as well as quaint little shops offering ceramics, hand painted puppets, local specialities and much more. The cathedral which is Norman-Arab-Byzantine and showcases a unique Mosaic of Christ, is considered one of the greatest churches of southern Europe. The infrastructure of Cefalu is excellent with a well functioning bus line connecting the town with the surrounding area and train line connecting to Palermo and Messina.  Situated between the Madonie mountains and the sea, Cefalu's mountain 'La Rocca' boasts the ruins of a large fortress and Megalithic temple.

In all other respects the picturesque Medieval town is an ideal location from which to explore much of Sicily such as Palermo, the Madonie mountains and small villages, Aetna, Agrigento, Trapani and Messina where during the high season a daily hydrofoil boat connection leads to the Aeolian islands.