Top Choice Waterfront in Milazzo

Capo Milazzo

If you have a car, don't miss the scenic drive north along Strada Panoramica to see the gorgeous, rugged coastline of Capo Milazzo. At the end of the isthmus is a lighthouse; park in the nearby lot, from where short…
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Looming over Cefalù, this imposing rocky crag was once the site of an Arab citadel, superseded in 1061 by the Norman castle whose ruins still crown the summit.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…
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…
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.
Shrine in Parco Naturale Regionale delle Madonie

Santuario di Gibilmanna

Sicilians regularly make pilgrimages to pray at this elaborately decorated baroque shrine to the Virgin Mary. During the church's consecration on 17 August 1760, the Virgin is supposed to have shown signs of life, n…
Museum in San Marco d'Alunzio

Museo della Cultura e delle Arti Figurative Bizantine e Normanne

Next to the 16th-century Chiesa di San Teodoro, in a restored 16th-century Benedictine monastery, is a lovely space showing fresco fragments from the town's churches and a somewhat motley collection of columns, capi…
Castle in Castelbuono

Castello dei Ventimiglia

Originally known as the Castello del Buon Aere (Castle of Good Air), the enormous castle that soars above Castelbuono's golden patchwork of houses gave the town its name and is its most distinctive landmark. Built b…
Museum in Castelbuono

Museo Naturalistico Francesco Minà Palumbo

Named after the naturalist Francesco Minà Palumbo (1814–99), this unassuming museum is housed in the former convent of Santa Venera. It's home to a collection of artefacts that gives an exhaustive insight into the b…