Cefalú day trip: the north Sicily

After passing through Mount Etna and Taormina, today we move to Cefalú, one of the northernmost cities in Sicily. It is one of the largest seaside resorts in the entire region; despite being small. Every year it attracts national and international tourists who, in the summer period, manage to triple the population. Do you want more info on how to organize 5 days in Sicily? Read here!

 

The sunset
The sunset

HOW TO GET TO CEFALÚ

The nearest airport is Palermo at 95km de Cefalú, while Catania airport is 177km away. My advice is to rent a car from one of the two airports and take the island on your own.

Cefalú from Messina can be reached by 2h30 by train, the same is true for Taormina, just change in Messina and it is reached in 4h. You can always use buses but they don’t always have useful times.

 

Ruins Of The Castle
Ruins Of The Castle

WHAT TO DO

Cathedral of Cefalú = declared in 2015 UNESCO heritage. You can visit it outside of Mass, I recommend you visit it to see its beautiful mosaics.

Ceramics = like most Sicilian cities, Cefalú is also famous for its beautiful painted ceramics. You can find them especially in the streets that lead from the beach to the Dome. Don’t stop at the first store and always look for the best deal.

Beaches = The beaches of Cefalú are not very large and very often the wind does not allow you to rest. But taking a bath in its waters is a must, the summer season starts from the beginning of May until the end of September. Very important not to miss the sunset that you can enjoy every day from the tourist pier.

 

Tourist pier
Tourist pier

AROUND CEFALÚ

Taormina = Taormina is one of the most beautiful and famous cities in Sicily, full of history and flavors that you can find in a few places. Check here for more information.

Palermo = The long history of the city and the succession of numerous civilizations and peoples have given it a remarkable artistic and architectural heritage. Numerous buildings, including churches and palaces, are recognized as Italian national monuments.

 

Etna Volcano
Etna Volcano

Etna Volcano = One of the most beautiful active volcanoes in Europe, the Etna Volcano, a UNESCO heritage site since 2013, is located in Sicily and is one of the favorite activities of tourists. Easily accessible, there are specialized guides and off-road vehicles that take visitors up to the summit craters. Check here for more information.

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