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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 Sicilian in Collesano

Casale Drinzi

This wooden chalet in the hills immediately above Collesano is one of the Madonie's gems – one whiff of the delicious aromas emanating from the kitchen and you'll know you've come to the right place. The menu featur…
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Looming over Cefalù, this imposing rocky crag was once the site of an Arab citadel, superseded in 1061 by the Norman castle whose ruins still crown the summit.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 Trattoria in Petralia Soprana

Da Salvatore

Salvatore Ruvutuso, his wife Maria and two children run this Slow Food–acclaimed trattoria with its summertime sidewalk seating and wonderfully cosy interior dining room. Kick off with a delicious selection of antip…
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 Sicilian in Milazzo

Al Bagatto

Three decades after opening as one of the region's first wine bars, this place is still thriving under affable chef-owner Chiara Surdo. Mellow music and lighting and a fabulous wine list complement a Slow Food–celeb…
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 Sicilian in Petralia Soprana

A Fuoco Lento

It's worth driving down to Cipampini, 10km below Petralia Soprana, to eat at this intimate stone-walled gem of a restaurant. Chef-owners Diego and Patrizia seat only 30 people each evening for multicourse dinners th…
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 Sicilian in Castelbuono

Nangalarruni

Famous throughout Sicily for its delicious dishes featuring forest mushrooms and wild boar, Giuseppe Carollo's eatery deserves equal renown for its splendid Sicilian wine selection, displayed on the shelves of the c…