What to see and do
Culture vultures will enjoy wandering around the quaint, medieval streets and exploring the famous Norman cathedral; sun worshippers can lounge on the sand at Cefalù beach or take part in water-sports out in the beautiful blue; and shopaholics can indulge to their heart’s content amongst the independent stores that line the streets of the town. Whether travelling as a couple, a group or as a family, Cefalu offers a diverse array of experiences guaranteed to keep everyone happy.
Cefalù’s history dates back to the times of Ancient Greece but the buildings were constructed during the reign of the Norman King, Roger II. Wander the narrow streets of the medieval centre to uncover architectural treasures such as the grand cathedral or the medieval wash house, ‘lavatoio’. Feel yourself transported further back in time by climbing the towering La Rocca to visit ancient temple ruins looking out over panoramic views of the bay.
The Temple of Diana
For those who like to keep active on holiday, tackle the trek up La Rocca, the spectacular cliff that the Phoenicians nicknamed the Promontory of Hercules. The significance of this moniker becomes abundantly clear as you reach the summit where a view worthy of the Ancient gods spreads out before you. As well as the vista of the Cefalù coast and the town below, you will find the ruined walls of a Saracen fortress and the remains of the Temple of Diana, an Ancient Greek tribute to the goddess Diana.