Cefalù - Sicily’s premium beach resort
Location: On Sicily’s northern coast
Located within an hour’s drive from Palermo International Airport, Cefalù is a small town found on the northern coast, on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Trains operate from the airport to the town centre on an hourly schedule. The town is also accessible by car; however, it is advisable to contact your hotel beforehand to ask about parking.
Business: Fishing, tourism, and other services
Originally a small fishing village, Cefalù now maintains a tourism-dominated economy. A number of small shops, B&B’s, hotels, restaurants, and cafes keep this small town running, which peaks during the summer months, as well as a lively nightlife scene with clubs and bars, popular amongst the younger travellers in the area.
Culture: A rich medieval history
There is no shortage of cultural attractions to witness here! The most popular is the Duomo, a 12th century Norman Cathedral with beautiful architecture and a stunning interior of mosaics. The old town is also a particularly attractive area with narrow roads and charming shops. Here, you will also find the Museo Mandralisca, the town’s museum with artefacts dating back to the 4th century BC.
Activities: Head to the beach or get active
Activities in the area are endless. Although most visitors choose to spend the majority of their time lazing on the golden sand that the area is known for, there are other activities to take part in, especially water activities like windsurfing, snorkelling, and swimming. Those looking for an adventure should definitely climb La Rocca, the large crag that towers above the town and offers breathtaking views.