Cefalù is notable for beautiful sunsets, unpretentious charm, and a very appealing blend of ingredients for an Italian seaside holiday. Sandy beaches, a picturesque historic town on a rocky headland, some high culture in the shape of a fine Norman cathedral, decent transport links, Sicilian food and sunshine all add up to make the town one of Italy’s most attractive seaside destinations.
One of Cefalù’s prime magnets for tourists is the sandy beach stretching alongside the town. It is very inviting, though visitors should be prepared to find the sands busy in the peak summer months of July and August, and partially occupied by fee-charging beach establishments.
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Old Town, Cefalù,
Peeping through an arch in the coastal town of Cefalu
Medieval houses and seafront of old Cefalu
1. Artemis Hotel
Artemis Hotel is located in the town of Cefalù very close to the sea and to the historical centre. It is situated in a newly renovated convent built in the 1950s.
Today, one can see how each element has been harmoniously blended with the old convent structure, respecting the aesthetics of a different historical period.
Staying in the Artemis Hotel is like living a dream in a historical environment with the best up-to-date technology at your service.
To admire the beauty of the landscape, to enjoy deep relaxation on the beach, to amble along the streets of the town…… or to discover the fascinating ancient history of the territory – it is a timeless adventure!
2. Hotel Mediterraneo
The ‘Mediterraneo Hotel’ has always done its best to offer you a pleasant stay.It is in the city centre,300 metres far from the historical centre and 5 minutes walking to the beach.
Inside the furniture of the hall is plain but elegant creating a friendly atmosphere which,with the staff’s kindness,make you feel immediately at your ease.
The hotel has got 16 well-lit and cosy rooms,tastefully and plainly furnished all with telephone,heating,air conditioning,colour satellite tv,fridge-bar,bathroom with hairdrier
4.Hotel Villa Belvedere
Delightful cosy hotel, in quiet area, with breathtaking views on the gulf Cefalu.
The hotel is situated at the entrance of Cefalu, 800 mt. from the historical town centre and 500 mt. from the beach
5.Alberi Del Paradiso
On the edge of the town, sun-drenched Via dei Mulini winds its way up among olive trees and orange groves that skirt the stream and the small canal that, for centuries, have fed the water mills that follow one another along the ridge. Today, three of these mills lie within the hotel’s gardens. Cool Mediterranean gardens, in the centre of the Gulf of Cefalu: to the west the Santa Lucia promontory, crystal-clear water and cliffs reddened by sunsets; to the east the “Rocca”, the symbol of the town, which rises above the 12th century Norman Cathedral. In spring you might feel dazed by the fragrance of the jasmine and the pittosporum and by the melodies coming from the gurgle of the stream, from the foliage of the poplar trees and from the birds that populate the garden. From this enchanting spot you can see the palm trees and centuries old carob trees growing in front of the Norman Cathedral, which is silhouetted against the intense azure of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The buildings, the colour and material of Sicilian landscapes, with their vernacular architecture and simple elements, remind you of the predominant styles of the island’s history.