Top Choice Cathedral in Cefalù

Duomo di Cefalù

Cefalù's cathedral is one of the jewels in Sicily's Arab-Norman crown, only equalled in magnificence by the Cattedrale di Monreale and Palermo's Cappella Palatina. Filling the central apse, a towering figure of Chri…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Cefalù

La Rocca

Looming over Cefalù, this imposing rocky crag was once the site of an Arab citadel, superseded in 1061 by the Norman castle whose ruins still crown the summit. To reach the top, follow signs for Tempio di Diana, tak…
Top Choice Beach in Cefalù

Spiaggia di Cefalù

Cefalù's crescent-shaped beach is one of the most popular along the whole Sicilian coast. In summer it is packed, so be sure to arrive early to get a good spot. Though some sections require a ticket, the area closes…
Museum in Cefalù

Museo Mandralisca

This small, privately owned museum showcases a collection amassed by parliamentarian, archaeologist and natural-history buff, Baron Mandralisca (1809–64). The rather faded displays of Greek ceramics and Arab pottery…
Ruins in Cefalù

Tempio di Diana

Dating to the 4th century BC, the Tempio di Diana's crumbling remains provide a romantic getaway for young lovers.
Historic Site in Cefalù

Salita Saraceni

An enormous staircase, the Salita Saraceni, winds up through three tiers of city walls in a 30- to 45-minute climb to the summit of La Rocca. From here you have wonderful views of the town below. The steps are to th…
Historic Site in Cefalù


Descend the curving stone steps to this picturesque cluster of 16th-century wash basins, built over a spring that was well known in antiquity.
Viewpoint in Cefalù

Bastione Capo Marchiafava

For fabulous sea views in the heart of Cefalù, make your way to this 17th-century fortification, off Via Bordonaro.
Ruins in Cefalù

Il Castello

Apart from a few loose rocks there is nothing left of Il Castello, a Norman castle that once crowned the rocky peak above Cefalù, or the Arab citadel.