Sandy beaches, a picturesque historic town on a rocky headland, some high culture in the shape of a fine Norman cathedral, decent transport links, Sicilian food and sunshine all add up to make the town one of Italy’s most attractive seaside destinations.
Rocca of Cefalù
La Rocca di Cefalù is a cliff about 270 meters above sea level s.l.m. which surmounts the charming seaside village of Cefalù, in the province of Palermo, on the northern Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily. The Rocca di Cefalù is part of the sites of Community interest (SIC) of Sicily. At the base of the fortress, mainly on the north and east side, lies the historic town of Cefalù. The western part instead is characterized by the ruins of a series of mills and forced pipelines that collected and exploited the water. From this side the path climbs, fortified in the Middle Ages, which allows you to climb on the fortress. The perimeter halfway up the rock is surrounded by crenellated walls dating back to the Middle Ages and completed in the most recent part in the fifteenth century. On the western side of the walls opens the door to which the access path arrives. Still halfway up the hill, but in the small internal plateau of the fortress, there are remains of a megalithic building, while on the top there are the remains of a medieval castle dating back to the XIII-XIV century, which locally gives the name to the whole rock called u ‘castieddu.