Guidebook for Cefalù

Daniel & Marsio
Daniel & Marsio
Guidebook for Cefalù

Food Scene

Organic/biodynamic vineyard producing very special Sicilian grape variety wines to compliment delicious local cuisine served in the restaurant. Set in the idyllic countryside estate of an old abbey!
Relais Santa Anastasia
Organic/biodynamic vineyard producing very special Sicilian grape variety wines to compliment delicious local cuisine served in the restaurant. Set in the idyllic countryside estate of an old abbey!
Local trattoria in the village - 2mins from the house
Garbo Rosario
2 Via Cefalù
Local trattoria in the village - 2mins from the house
Countryside restaurant with horse-riding stables. A ten-minute drive from the house.
Agriturismo Tenuta Luogomarchese
Km 4,7 SS286
Countryside restaurant with horse-riding stables. A ten-minute drive from the house.
Classic Sicilian restaurant in the heart of Castelbuono. Outside terrace on the cobbled street leading to the castle. Great for watching the people go by... Good service
Bar e Ristorante Don Jon
42 Via Sant'Anna
Classic Sicilian restaurant in the heart of Castelbuono. Outside terrace on the cobbled street leading to the castle. Great for watching the people go by... Good service
Great location overlooking Cefalù bay, delicious food, and unusually good service for Sicily! :) Bravo!
Il Covo Del Pirata
59 Via Vittorio Emanuele
Great location overlooking Cefalù bay, delicious food, and unusually good service for Sicily! :) Bravo!
Great food in a wonderful cobbled street in old Cefalù
10 recommandé par les habitants
Ristorante La Brace
10 Via XXV Novembre
10 recommandé par les habitants
Great food in a wonderful cobbled street in old Cefalù
Good food, good service and a lovely view over the marina in Cefalù. Also, easy to park or walk from the old town. Situated beneath 'La Rocca', you need to go right down into the port area.
7 recommandé par les habitants
Ristorante La Tavernetta
7 recommandé par les habitants
Good food, good service and a lovely view over the marina in Cefalù. Also, easy to park or walk from the old town. Situated beneath 'La Rocca', you need to go right down into the port area.
Good food and great views over the sea. Sometimes, dramatic waves crashing over the rocks as you eat.
7 recommandé par les habitants
Al Porticciolo
66 Via Carlo Ortolani di Bordonaro
7 recommandé par les habitants
Good food and great views over the sea. Sometimes, dramatic waves crashing over the rocks as you eat.
Nicely decorated restaurant, good food, good views over the sea.
Kentia
15 Via Nicola Botta
Nicely decorated restaurant, good food, good views over the sea.
Busy pizzeria / restaurant right on the Lungomare
Al Gabbiano
17 Lungomare Giuseppe Giardina
Busy pizzeria / restaurant right on the Lungomare
Delicious food, great dining hall inside an old rustic building. Particularly good for fish and seafood.
Baglio Himera
Delicious food, great dining hall inside an old rustic building. Particularly good for fish and seafood.

Sightseeing

Wonderful example of Norman/Arab influenced architecture containing one of the most impressive Byzantine mosaics in the world. Built in 1131 by Roger II King of Sicily. Calm/cool place for reflection.
63 recommandé par les habitants
Cathédrale de Cefalù
63 recommandé par les habitants
Wonderful example of Norman/Arab influenced architecture containing one of the most impressive Byzantine mosaics in the world. Built in 1131 by Roger II King of Sicily. Calm/cool place for reflection.
The castle which gives Castelbuono its name. Unmissable baroque chapel on the top floor. Occasional special exhibitions and permanent collection of richly-decorated religious artefacts & vestments
Castello Ventimiglia
The castle which gives Castelbuono its name. Unmissable baroque chapel on the top floor. Occasional special exhibitions and permanent collection of richly-decorated religious artefacts & vestments
Deep river gorge walk for the energetic walkers and hikers. A steep stepped decent to the river - tranquil in summer, a gushing torrent in winter - always beautiful. Picnic areas surrounded by nature
12 recommandé par les habitants
Gole di Tiberio
12 recommandé par les habitants
Deep river gorge walk for the energetic walkers and hikers. A steep stepped decent to the river - tranquil in summer, a gushing torrent in winter - always beautiful. Picnic areas surrounded by nature
Beautiful views!
32 recommandé par les habitants
Santo Stefano di Camastra
32 recommandé par les habitants
Beautiful views!
Crystal clear sea water, great for snorkelling. Very relaxing location for a day at the beach.
Castel di Tusa
Crystal clear sea water, great for snorkelling. Very relaxing location for a day at the beach.
Incredible Roman era mosaics in an ancient and grand villa. Extensive and well-preserved - a real treasure. Mosaics depict trade of wild & exotic creatures from Africa & India through Sicily to Rome
18 recommandé par les habitants
Villa Romaine du Casale
18 recommandé par les habitants
Incredible Roman era mosaics in an ancient and grand villa. Extensive and well-preserved - a real treasure. Mosaics depict trade of wild & exotic creatures from Africa & India through Sicily to Rome
Palazzo Reale, Palermo. Breathtaking mosaics and gold decorations in a multi-faith chapel. The craftsmanship is mind-blowing. Fabulous cloisters and museum exhibitions. A must-see in Palermo
140 recommandé par les habitants
Palais Des Normands
1 Piazza Indipendenza
140 recommandé par les habitants
Palazzo Reale, Palermo. Breathtaking mosaics and gold decorations in a multi-faith chapel. The craftsmanship is mind-blowing. Fabulous cloisters and museum exhibitions. A must-see in Palermo
A good reason to visit the small seaside town of Finale. Ancient look-out tower with great sea views. Nearby, a bar, a pizzeria, a great butcher, post office, supermarket, fabulous beach...
Torre del Marchese di Geraci
A good reason to visit the small seaside town of Finale. Ancient look-out tower with great sea views. Nearby, a bar, a pizzeria, a great butcher, post office, supermarket, fabulous beach...
Probably the weirdest, spookiest catacombs you will ever visit! Don't go on Hallowe'en! Macabre and thought-provoking.
64 recommandé par les habitants
Capuchins' Catacombs
1 Via Cappuccini
64 recommandé par les habitants
Probably the weirdest, spookiest catacombs you will ever visit! Don't go on Hallowe'en! Macabre and thought-provoking.
Small museum housed in a fabulous old palazzo. Definitely worth a quick visit just for the one particularly famous Renaissance painting they hold. Nice shell collection and cabinets of curiosities too
35 recommandé par les habitants
Museo Mandralisca
13 Via Mandralisca
35 recommandé par les habitants
Small museum housed in a fabulous old palazzo. Definitely worth a quick visit just for the one particularly famous Renaissance painting they hold. Nice shell collection and cabinets of curiosities too
Stunning views of Cefalù from this large rock 'mountain fortress' looming over the old town. A breathtaking, hot climb/walk up - but worth it for the rewarding panoramas.
12 recommandé par les habitants
Rocca di Cefalù
. Vicolo dei Saraceni
12 recommandé par les habitants
Stunning views of Cefalù from this large rock 'mountain fortress' looming over the old town. A breathtaking, hot climb/walk up - but worth it for the rewarding panoramas.
Stunning and unusual geological feature by the sea. Beautiful white rock formation cliffs with seductive curves and easy to climb 'steps'. Also known as the Turkish Steps. Fantastic photo opportunity.
59 recommandé par les habitants
Scala dei Turchi
59 recommandé par les habitants
Stunning and unusual geological feature by the sea. Beautiful white rock formation cliffs with seductive curves and easy to climb 'steps'. Also known as the Turkish Steps. Fantastic photo opportunity.

Drinks & Nightlife

Beach Bar on Sant'Ambrogio beach. Great for a light lunch or a cooling ice-cream. Also, toilets, changing facilities and a coin-operated shower.
La volpe in bikini
Beach Bar on Sant'Ambrogio beach. Great for a light lunch or a cooling ice-cream. Also, toilets, changing facilities and a coin-operated shower.
Chilled out 'lounge style' bar right n the beach. Great atmosphere, music and location for a late night drink in Cefalù
Sotto Zero
23 Lungomare Giuseppe Giardina
Chilled out 'lounge style' bar right n the beach. Great atmosphere, music and location for a late night drink in Cefalù
Gelato! Walk around the lovely old harbour whilst enjoying a delicious Italian gelato. Perfect day or night.
Molo
Gelato! Walk around the lovely old harbour whilst enjoying a delicious Italian gelato. Perfect day or night.
One of the best-located balconies in Cefalù old town, overlooking the sea with fabulous views. Relax and enjoy a few glasses of Sicilian wine & local foods. Specialist wine store. Booking recommended
6 recommandé par les habitants
Enoteca Le Petit Tonneau
49 Via Vittorio Emanuele
6 recommandé par les habitants
One of the best-located balconies in Cefalù old town, overlooking the sea with fabulous views. Relax and enjoy a few glasses of Sicilian wine & local foods. Specialist wine store. Booking recommended

Essentials

Our local CONAD supermarket - a 2min. walk from the house
Giaconia Supermercati - Margherita Conad
10 Via Cefalù
Our local CONAD supermarket - a 2min. walk from the house
Best place to buy freshly made Sicilian biscuits to take home as gifts. Straight from the oven in an unassuming little outlet. Easy to park.
BISCOTTIFICIO PASTRY Mocciaro
17 Via Filippo Juvara
Best place to buy freshly made Sicilian biscuits to take home as gifts. Straight from the oven in an unassuming little outlet. Easy to park.

Entertainment & Activities

Eco-friendly environmental education centre for kids set in the spectacular surroundings of the Serra Guarneri. Lovely walks around here...
Serra Guarneri
Eco-friendly environmental education centre for kids set in the spectacular surroundings of the Serra Guarneri. Lovely walks around here...

Everything Else

The local 'lido' beach. This part of the beach is 'managed' so you can rent a sun-lounger bed with a shade (great for reading) and an umbrella/parasol. Here, the sea is also monitored by a life-guard.
Lido Babajà
The local 'lido' beach. This part of the beach is 'managed' so you can rent a sun-lounger bed with a shade (great for reading) and an umbrella/parasol. Here, the sea is also monitored by a life-guard.
Tennis centre & gym located above Cefalù port and in the foothills of La Rocca. Superb location to exercise whilst on holiday. 3 synthetic carpet tennis courts with floodlighting. Lots of fun classes
Athletic Center
Tennis centre & gym located above Cefalù port and in the foothills of La Rocca. Superb location to exercise whilst on holiday. 3 synthetic carpet tennis courts with floodlighting. Lots of fun classes

Shopping

Nicola Fiasconaro runs this world-famous panettone shop on the corner of Piazza Margherita. Delicious baked goods and local delicacies. I had total the doctor's surgery (no doubt related!) instead
Fiasconaro Dr. Paolo
Nicola Fiasconaro runs this world-famous panettone shop on the corner of Piazza Margherita. Delicious baked goods and local delicacies. I had total the doctor's surgery (no doubt related!) instead