Welcome to Castel di Tusa
Named after the castle that now lies in ruins 600m above it, this small coastal resort about 25km east of Cefalù is best known for the controversial Fiumara d'Arte, an open-air sculpture park featuring a collection of contemporary artworks scattered along the fiumara (riverbed) of the Tusa River. The most recent, and most impressive, installation is the Piramide 38° Parallelo, a gleaming rust-coloured steel pyramid high on a hilltop above the sea, now a regular gathering point for solstice celebrations.
From Castel di Tusa's beach, a small road leads inland to the parent village of Tusa. Between the coastal resort and the village, about 3km up from the coast, you'll see a signpost for the ancient Greek ruins of Halaesa.