Seeking a quintessentially Italian getaway for 2020? With its stunning beaches, historic old town and undeniably delicious cuisine, you’re sure to enjoy a trip to charming Cefalu this year.
Situated on Sicily’s sleepy northern coast, this gorgeous town offers the perfect mix of sunshine and sand alongside some captivating culture. Quiet and unassuming for most of the year, summer is when this town really comes alive, attracting holidaymakers from all over the world who can’t help but fall in love with its scenic coastlines and enthralling history. Not just known for its looks, Cefalu and offers delectable food and drink too – from delicious local fish dishes to traditional Italian desserts.
What’s more, Cefalu is surrounded by an array of stunning coastal resorts, so there’s plenty more of Sicily to discover. Here you can roam through rolling hills, or take a boat trip alongside Sicily’s sprawling coastlines. Catering to everyone from couples and families to those in search of group getaways, you’ll want to put a Cefalu holiday on your wish list for 2020.
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Your guide to Cefalu holidays
Cefalu is steeped in history, making most of its top attractions real cultural hot spots. The old town is charming in itself, a labyrinthine of streets that lead up from the Piazza del Duomo, a picturesque square, to the Norman cathedral. While the square itself is an excellent meeting spot and a great setting for people-watching, you’ll get an authentic glimpse at Cefalu here too. Take a wander through the streets and you’ll stumble across restaurant terraces where you can linger with a refreshing drink, or pick up an authentic Italian espresso.
The newer side of the town is found in the Porto di Presidiana, the modern harbour. With lines of yachts bobbing in the port and a handful of bars, it’s the ideal setting for a drink or two while you just focus on soaking up the sunshine. Meanwhile, the Corso Ruggero is Cefalu’s main thoroughfare, boasting everything from a range of upscale restaurants and bars to snazzy boutique shops.
Cefalu’s beach, Lungomare, is the main attraction here, with its swathe of beautiful golden sand. Backed by a myriad of fisherman’s houses, there’s a rustic feel to it, enhanced by the small huts that line the front and serve up everything from cool drinks to water sports equipment rental. The water is calm and shallow with gently shelving sands, so it’s a hit with families. It’s perfect for little ones to paddle in and play safely, making it the best place to spend long leisurely days at the beach when you’re on holiday in Cefalu. For refreshments, there are a number of bars down at the beachfront too. Sotto Zero is a favoured spot for locals and holidaymakers alike, thanks to its leafy terrace and extensive cocktail menu. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand, while you gaze out onto the glorious Mediterranean.
Those in search of something quieter should head to nearby Caldura beach. It’s less popular than Lungomare, but this pebbled stretch of coast is a great setting for a quiet afternoon. Even better news is that it’s only a leisurely 20-minute walk from Cefalu’s old town.
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