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Casa Provena sits stylishly among the trees, on the hills of the Madonie Park in Cefalu. This impressive property boasts outstanding views of the surrounding rolling hills, and the sea just a short distance away.The property is tucked in a peaceful, idyllic location, the three apartments providing a perfect sanctuary to get away from it all. Surrounded by mango and orange trees, the terraces and large outside swimming pool instantly transport guests to a place of relaxation and rejuvenation.This development is perfect for families with children who want to leave behind the hustle and bustle of daily life and relax in their own piece of paradise.Just one hour's drive east of Palermo, sitting serenely between its natural bay and the towering rocky granite mass of La Rocca, is Cefalu.
Cefalu is one of the Mediterranean's undiscovered jewels, the epitome of picturesque grandeur. Cefalu has a beach, winding and narrow medieval streets, and delightful restaurants overlooking a rocky coast. Everything is under the ever-present gaze of the Norman-Arab-Byzantine cathedral, one of the greatest churches of southern Europe. Nestled between the Madonie Mountains and the sea, Cefalu's mountain boasts the ruins of a large fortress and an ancient Sicanian-Greek temple. The view from the summit is inspiring.
Cefalu has a long and lovely beach with clean, golden sand, without doubt one of the best in Sicily. It is very easy to get to, just a short walk from the main road leading through town. It gets very crowded in the summer months, but not quite to the same extent as the beaches near Taormina. Public showers are available on the western side of the beach.
Il Duomo, the cathedral built by the Norman King Roger II circa 1131, is the dominant structure in the town. Its two towers rise up well above the rest of the buildings. The exterior is well preserved, while the interior has been restored several times throughout the centuries. It is more Gothic and Romanesque than Byzantine in character but still has impressive mosaics.
A much more strenuous, yet rewarding, exercise is to climb up to the summit of the promontory above the town. It is steep, and it takes a good half hour, but the views of the coast and the sea from there are impressive. The walk will also take you to the ruins of an old fortress and temple devoted to the goddess Diana from the fifth century BC.
The Mandralisca Museum was founded by a local art collector who bequeathed his art treasures and extensive library to the town. It houses the Portrait of Unknown by Antonello da Messina, an extensive collection of shells, and a variety of objet d'art, among which is a Chinese puzzle in ivory.
The beach and the sea offer excellent opportunities for sunbathing, swimming and other water activities to keep families happy. There are pedal boats for hire at the beach in Ogliastrillo, 4km (2.5 miles) west of Cefalu. Fishing is available everywhere. Walking in the hills to the south of town is another popular activity, and there are several gentle routes that can be enjoyed by kids.
Directly south of Cefalu is the wonderful Madonie National Park with its charming villages and towns, such as Castelbuono, its delightful scenery, its impressive mountains and some wonderful walking. It is no coincidence then that after Taormina and Palermo, Cefalu is probably the most popular tourist town in Sicily, offering something for everyone.
Location- 7 Km to Cefalu- 3.5 Km to Sambrogio beach.InteriorGround floor - (sleeps 8)Two double-bedrooms, a living area with sofa-bed, one bathroom and a large, well-equipped kitchen.
First floor (sleeps 4)This first-floor apartment has a living area with single sofa-bed and adjoining kitchen space, the room opening out onto a sea-view terrace. There is one double bedroom and one twin room, and the property boasts a laundry and bathroom with shower.
Second Floor (sleeps 5)On the second floor, this apartment has a living room with double sofa-bed, a kitchen opening onto a sea-view terrace, one double bedroom, a bathroom with shower, and a laundry.
AmenitiesAll apartments are furnished with satellite TV and private parking facilities. The first and second floor apartments have air conditioning.FacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessAir conditioningWi-FiPets allowedIdeal for celebrations / Party houseStag/hen parties allowedGround floor bed & bathCable TVDVDWorking fireplaceSmoking allowed insideExtrasMaid service available (at extra cost)Chef/Cook available (at extra cost)Babysitting service available (at extra cost)
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