Cefalu in 2 Days
One of the most exciting parts of our tour was Cefalu. When researching Sicily, it was the place we liked the most, so we were excited to see it. Located on the northern coast of Sicily, this charming town is known for its stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and rich history. With two days in Cefalu, you can explore the cobblestone streets, sample delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the sun and sand.
Day 1 in Cefalu
Start your day by strolling through the town’s narrow streets and taking in the sights. You’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes to explore. Don’t miss the Duomo di Cefalu, a 12th-century cathedral that is one of the town’s most iconic landmarks. Afterward, head to the beach and take a dip in the Mediterranean. Spend the afternoon sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling.
We arrived late afternoon, checked in at a lovely apartment, and went on to discover postcard pretty Cefalu. It reminded me of Mykonos and Santorini, but with the Sicilian charm. We wandered around the small streets, visited the small boutiques and the beautiful church in the Piazza del Duomo, and strolled along the beach. Another thing that reminded me of Mykonos and Santorini was the sunset. I love sunsets. It’s always emotional for me to experience.
Piazza del Duomo
The square is surrounded by several impressive buildings, including the Duomo di Cefalu, a stunning Romanesque-style cathedral. The Duomo di Cefalu is the most iconic structure in the square and is a must-see for any visitor.
The square also contains several other impressive structures, including the Palazzo Vescovile, the Palazzo Piraino, and the Palazzo dei Normanni. These buildings are adorned with intricate carvings and stunning frescoes, making them a sight to behold. The square is also home to some cafes and restaurants, making it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or relax with a cup of coffee.
After the stroll, we went for dinner to a simple trattoria and had the best pesto spaghetti, simple yet so delicious. Sample some of the local dishes such as pasta alla Norma or arancini. Finish your meal with a glass of Sicilian wine and a scoop of gelato. After dinner, take a stroll along the waterfront and admire the stunning sea views.
Day 2 in Cefalu
We decided to start our day with a stroll along the picturesque harbor, admiring the colorful boats and the vibrant blue of the Mediterranean Sea. We then made our way to the historic old town, where we could explore the winding cobblestone streets and admire the stunning architecture.
We stopped for lunch at a local trattoria, where we enjoyed a delicious meal of freshly caught seafood and homemade pasta. After lunch, we decided to take a boat tour of the coastline, where we could see the breathtaking cliffs and crystal clear waters. It was an unforgettable experience and one that we will never forget.
The plan was to climb The Roca; however, it was closed because it was a holiday, so we went as high as we were allowed to see the view and back down for more Sicilian cuisine and the sunset.
The Rocca is a stunning natural formation that has been a popular tourist destination for centuries. The rock formation comprises two large boulders connected by a bridge, and the view from the top is breathtaking. From the top of the Roca, you can see the entire city of Cefalu and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. The Roca is a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and take in the beauty of the area.
I had meant to try the ice cream brioche since we arrived in Sicily, but for some reason that I can’t explain, I was always full :). And even if the “not feeling full” moment did not arrive, I dared to try the ice cream brioche, an ice cream sandwich. How amazing is that? I chose cannoli and nociola flavor and OMG! Epic!
Also epic was the sunset on the beach, with my husband being busy taking pictures and me trying my selfie stick. Hey, each with its :).
Do I recommend Cefalu?
Yes, but not in peak season. We arrived just as they were kicking off the season, and it was packed; being the 1st of May might have had a great deal to do with it, but still, if you wish to enjoy this charming place, go early or late in the year.