Cefalu is a charming, Medieval city perched on the Tyrrhenian coast. Blessed with white sandy beaches, narrow cobbled streets, an acclaimed museum (housing Antonello da Messina's masterpiece, Portrait of an Unknown Man) , and an awe inspiring Romanesque cathedral, Cefalu is not to be missed. The stunning mosaics which adorn the city's cathedral were completed in 1148 and are both the oldest Byzantine-Norman mosaics in Sicily as well as some of the finest in the world. The town was captured in the Oscar winning film, 'Cinema Paradiso'.
Cefalu is located within the boundaries of the Parco Delle Madonnie, a 40,000 hectare nature reserve containing splendid mountain landscapes, ancient villages and numerous hiking trails. The Park is a 'botanic paradise' possessing more than half of the 2600 species known to Sicily within its confines.
Cefalu is a perfect base for exploring the island's most important sites, such as Agrigento's Valley of the Temples, Syracuse and Monreal's famed cathedral. Lying 80 km East of Palermo, with abundant train and bus service between the two cities, Cefalu is a convenient, historic and relaxing vacation destination for the discriminating international traveler.
All the rooms very good equiped and in good style in the town center ,not necessary the car , from Cefalu beging May to october you can reach the Aeolian Islands.
From Palermo airport 'Falcone Borsellino' follow the indication Motorway A19 (green signs) Palermo-Catania. Pass Palermo and continue the motorway direction Catania-Messina. After 50km. you come to a point where the motorway splits up in direction Catania and Messina-Cefalù. Take the direction Messina-Cefalù'. Pass the Toll (0,80 €). Take the exit Cefalù. Turn to the right on the national road (SS113) direction Cefalù'. The historical town of Cefalù' is closed for traffic, so please do not enter by car.