Things to see and do - Cefalù
Unmissable tourist sites
Cefalù Travel guide
Cefalù : Michelin's recommendations
Enjoying an exceptional location, Cefalu began life as a small fishing village perched between the sea and a limestone promontory. Its name originates from the Greek kephaloidion (meaning “head” or “chief”). The town reached its peak under the Normans, particularly during the reign of Roger II, who began construction of the cathedral. This fine building is surrounded by a maze of picturesque alleyways.
Tourist attractions Cefalù : Things to see and do
Piazza del Duomo
The cathedral, emblematic of the town, is a jewel of Romanesque architecture whose golden stone blends into that of the Rocca cliff. Roger II began its construction in 1131 and it is surrounded by palm trees and reveals a Norman rather than a Palermo..
This was Roger II's favourite home before becoming that of the Ventimiglia. You will notice that it features two architectural styles. The façade in volcanic rock and golden stone with two elegant two-tone gemeled windows dates back to the late 13C. ..
Piazza del Duomo
The square, dominated by the cathedral is bordered by two palaces. Piraino palace (on the corner of Corso Ruggero) has a late 16C portal and Maria palace was possibly once a royal residence. The 17C Episcopal palace stands to the left of the cathedra..
Via M. V. Pintorno 101 I - 90015 Cefalù
Prix Prices from : 58 €
Offering modern air-conditioned rooms with balconies overlooking the garden or the Mediterranean Sea, Villa Gaia Hotel is set on Cefalù's seafront promenade, 50 metres from the nearest bus stop. Your room at Villa Gaia features a laptop safe, miniba..
Viale Lungomare G Giardina 25 I - 90015 Cefalù
Hotel Riva del Sole is set on the seaside promenade of Cefalù. It offers a sea-view terrace, an on-site restaurant, free Wi-Fi and parking. Each room at the Riva del Sole has en suite facilities, air conditioning and satellite TV. Some rooms have vi..
Corso Ruggero 185 I - 90015 Cefalù
Just 150 metres from Cefalù's Cathedral, Hotel La Plumeria is a historic building set a 2-minute walk from the sea. All rooms come with a balcony, and breakfast is buffet style. Rooms at La Plumeria are air-conditioned and feature TV and a minibar. ..
lungomare Colombo 25 I - 90015 CEFALU'
Via Porpora 5 I - 90015 Cefalù
Delicious cuisine full of the flavours of the Mediterranean (prepared by the German owner-chef!) in a delightful little restaurant in the bustling centre of Cefalù. Simple surroundings but excellent food!