The intriguing Italian town of Cefalu is a blissful blend of coastal splendour, picturesque pleasantry and cultural richness. The medieval mosaic of the Old Town bristles with beauty while the dramatic back drop of the imposing rock gives an air of vivid wonder to the town. Serene strolls will afford delightful discoveries of the pretty port lined with traditional fishing boats, and the vibrant promenade is a perfect place to enjoy the atmospheric descent of the sun.
La Rocca, the magnificent rocky mass that reigns supreme over the delicate town, is undoubtedly Cefalu’s natural icon. A seemingly interminable staircase leads climbers on a winding ascent to La Rocca’s summit, a magical place that affords breath-taking vistas of the town’s emerald waters and manicured majesty.
From rocks to religion, next visit the town’s commanding Cathedral, an architectural revelation that treasures the region’s oldest mosaics and most authoritative and impressive spires. The interior’s centrepiece is an imposing figure of Christ which is complemented by the ecclesiastical extravagance of this immense sight.
Enjoy the eclectic collection of relics housed in the Museo Mandralisca, a private museum that houses everything from Greek ceramics to Arab pottery and showcases the enigmatic Portrait of an Unknown Man, a painting considered one of the most important art works of the renaissance era.
The quaint charm of Locanda Del Marinaio is heightened by the simple yet sublime cuisine served within this culinary gem. Nestled in the bustling centre of Cefalu, the restaurant employs an unpretentious approach to food in order to produce magnificent Mediterranean flavours and an authentic Italian atmosphere.(Via Porpora, 5, 90015 Cefalù)