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Make a holiday rental home or cottage in Cefalu, Italy your home away from home

A city on the northern coast of Sicily, Cefalu is one of the busier tourist destinations in the area and an important part of the region’s history. With vast numbers of centuries-old cathedrals, many old buildings and palaces and ancient roman baths, Cefalu is the ideal destination for history and architecture lovers, but those simply seeking a relaxing beach holiday will not be disappointed. holiday rental choices include attractive beachside villas and charming country houses.

Things to do in Cefalu, Italy

The Cathedral of Cefalu is the town’s main draw, and began life in 1131. The exterior of the building is extremely well preserved, and is instantly recognisable due to its large matching towers that flank the front porch. Built in the Sicilian Romanesque style, the interior houses a respectable collection of Byzantine art.

There are a number of other churches to visit in the historic city, with the 16th Century pair of the Santa Maria dell’ Odigitria and the Santissima Annunziata just two of the fine examples of Baroque architecture. In terms of eating and drinking there are many small cafes and traditional restaurants to be discovered as you walk around the narrowing winding streets, where you will discover why gastronomy is an important part of Sicilian culture.

Those seeking to get away from the city will be pleased to discover that there are also many beaches just a short distance away. There are secluded sandy stretches and busy water sports beaches to choose from, as well as warm waters that are ideal for swimming in and a good range of shops and other tourist facilities.

Places to visit on holiday in Cefalu, Italy

Sicily is an island of remarkable beauty. Rich in history, blessed with stunning scenery and home of the famous Mount Etna, every effort should be made to explore as much as possible of the island whilst staying in Cefalu. Palermo is the capital and within an hour’s drive, with a number of stop-offs along the route. The city also marks the beginning of the Madonie Natural Park.

Weather in Cefalu, Italy

Sicily draws many tourists due to its Sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, and visitors can expect average temperatures of 26°C in summer and 137°C in even the coolest months of winter. Spring and summer months are remarkably dry and rainfall is almost non-existent from May to September.

Flights to Cefalu, Italy

Palermo International Airport (PMO) is 60km from Cefalu, and makes for an easy and enjoyable journey east along the coast. The airport receives flights from London Stansted (Ryanair), and London Gatwick (easyJet), with more routes planned in the future.

Make a holiday rental home or villa in Cefalu, Italy your home away from home

The charming medieval town of Cefalu has an abundance of holiday rental properties and may be one of the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Sicily – certainly along the picturesque north coast. 67km from the capital and just an hour and a half from the airport, Cefalu is easy to reach, has a huge number of ancient churches and cathedrals to be explored, and has some of the best tourist facilities in the region, including a great beach. What more can you ask for?!

Things to do in Cefalu, Italy

Located in Piazza del Duomo, Cefalu Cathedral is arguably the most important site in town, and dates back to 1131. It has a fortress-like appearance and dominates the local landscape – being visible from miles around. As well as being impressive architecturally, the cathedral will also be of interest to art lovers, as its interior is almost entirely decorated in lavish artwork and religious paintings. A number of ancient churches and palaces can also be seen around town, and attractions such as these can easily fill a day or two of your holiday.

A Cefalu villa can also be used for a relaxing holiday of doing very little at all. With the weather almost always warm and the sun almost always shining, sitting outside and enjoying a meal or drink can be enjoyed until well into the evening and throughout much of the year. A good selection of restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, supermarkets and shops can be found around the town centre, and Cefalu generally looks after self-catering tourists very well. Cefalu also has a public beach – perfect for more relaxation.

Places to visit on holiday in Cefalu, Italy

Cefalu is on the fringes of a regional park, so can also be a great destination for those looking for hiking, wildlife-spotting and mountain climbing opportunities. You may also choose to hop in the hire car and visit some of the other towns and villages of the Palermo region, with Palermo itself less than an hour’s drive away.

Weather in Cefalu, Italy

The blissful Sicilian weather is one of the main reasons why Cefalu is such a popular destination with foreign visitors, as it allows them to escape the uncertain summers and cold winters of the UK, and land in 30C plus temperatures and days of beautiful sunshine. Though temperatures drop outside of peak season, they are still mild in winter – and certainly warmer than those in Britain at that time of year!

Flights to Cefalu, Italy

Cefalu is exactly 100km from Palermo Airport (PMO), and an enjoyable scenic drive can be had between the two destinations. At time of writing the airport only receives flights from the UK through budget airlines Ryanair and easyJet, but this remains a far preferable option to flying to Catania (CTA) and having to undertake a laborious two hour drive to your holiday rental villa or apartment.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A great stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Angela and Luigi, her father, made us extremely welcome and were assiduous in sorting out any problem and most anxious to ensure we had an enjoyable stay . The apartment is roomy and well-equipped. The location is good: it's a short walk into the old town with good restaurants and the beach is nearby (though it's not as close as the current Homeaway map suggests). If you'd sooner not take your car into Palermo, the railway station is only 5 minutes away. The apartment is on the first floor above a very handy supermarket and there's access to a roof terrace with fine views - ideal for evening drinks. Our thanks to Angela and Luigi for a great stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Picturesque, tranquil, modern and beach side villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Giuseppe the owner is not only helpful and attentive, but a 'dude'. We came across him once driven a cool motorbike. The property is situated in a secluded, private and gated spacious area surround by a small lemon grove. It is attached to a second similar property and there is another detached holiday villa nearby, so you are not likely to be completely alone. The interior of the villa is very modern, new and clean. The villa we stayed in had the luxury of a view of the London grove and sea through patio doors from the large double bed. The bedroom windows have mosquito nets. The sofa bed could accommodate younger children. The outside space is large and plenty big enough for two and allows you to move around to gain the sun throughout the day. The walk to the beach is short and picturesque. The beach itself is littered but you can walk further to the left for a tidier area, as well as a beach bar and payable sun loungers. If you walk right there is a rocky area for great rock pooling. There is a large supermarket about a 5 minute drive away that stocks all essentials. Cefalu is a 15 minute drive away. A beautiful town, with plenty of restaurants, shops and a large sandy beach. We hope to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017