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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Looming over Cefalù, this imposing rocky crag was once the site of an Arab citadel, superseded in 1061 by the Norman castle whose ruins still crown the summit.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 Sicilian in Cefalù

Osteria Bacchus

Far from the madding crowd that descends on Cefalù each summer, this family-run restaurant in nearby Sant'Ambrogio boasts a relaxed and breezy terrace perched high above the sea. It's a great place to linger over sp…
Top Choice Pizza in Cefalù

Bottega Ti Vitti

This casual waterfront spin-off of the more formal restaurant Ti Vitti serves pizzas, salads and inventive 'Sicilian burgers' made with top-of-the-line local ingredients – like Piacentino Ennese, sheep's-milk cheese…
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…
Sicilian in Cefalù

Ti Vitti

Named after a Sicilian card game, this fine restaurant specialises in fresh-from-the-market fish dishes, locally sourced treats such as basilisco mushrooms from the nearby Monte Madonie, and some of the best cannoli…
Sicilian in Cefalù

La Galleria

This is about as hip as Cefalù gets. Functioning as a restaurant, cafe and occasional gallery space, La Galleria has an informal vibe, a bright internal courtyard and an innovative menu that mixes standard primi and…
Pizza in Cefalù

La Tavernetta

Tucked away in the marina (called Porto Turistico) east of the historic centre, this is a favourite among locals for its first-rate seafood and pizzas. The pasta with swordfish, eggplant, tomatoes and mint is magnif…
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…
Seafood in Cefalù

Locanda del Marinaio

Fresh seafood rules the chalkboard menu at this upscale eatery along the old town's main waterfront thoroughfare. Depending on the season, you'll find dishes such as red tuna carpaccio with toasted pine nuts, shrimp…