First stop on her trip was the picturesque coastal town of Cefalù, tucked away on the north coast of Sicily. Oozing with charm, this little town is lovely to wander around, soaking up the scenery and the atmosphere. Stop by one of the independent shops to find handcrafted goods and local crafts, or venture down the narrow side streets gazing at the ornate balconies. Within the town, you will also see a very old washhouse which gives an insight into the past and the culture of Sicily.
The great thing about Cefalu is that it offers visitors the best of both worlds. On one hand, it has the beach where azure waters meet soft sands, and on the other is the historic centre. Sit in the cathedral square and enjoy an Aperol Spritz as you watch the world go by – Salute!
If you fancy a more relaxing day, then the soft sands of Cefalù beach are sure to be the perfect choice. The waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea are so crystal clear, creating a mesmerising glimmer on the horizon with the outline of the Aeolian Islands far in the distance. For the more adventurous, you can enjoy a range of watersports or embark on a boat tour taking in the scenic coastline and islands.
With a captivating blend of history, stunning scenery, and authenticity, Cefalù is a hidden gem that should be on every Sicilian bucket list.
Are you looking to explore more of Sicily and follow in Helen’s adventurous footsteps? With Citalia’s Palermo, Cefalù and Taormina multicentre holiday, you can see and do more in a single trip. This 11-day trip takes you to see the mighty Mount Etna, an active volcano and UNESCO World Heritage site, standing proud at almost 11,000 feet over the island, as well as the beautiful architecture of Palermo and the golden sands of Cefalù.
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