Cefalù, splendid Norman town, was Federico II's "The Beautiful", so called because of its charm, which still today enchants visitors from all over the world. Film directors, writers and magicians fell in love with it in past times, but its extraordinary atmosphere has remained unchanged. The town is today enlisted among I Borghi più belli d'Italia.
The town is named after the promontory that towers over it, called the Rocca (a majestic granite rock).
Climbing up to the fortified castle is an incredible experience during which you can experience the unique natural energy of the place and learn about Cefalu's cultural roots. The emotions that this walk will arouse in you will remain forever among the most exciting memories of your holiday in Cefalù.
From the temple of Diana, a megalithic monument dating back to the IV century CE, to the Byzantine cisterns,
from the natural caves
to the 300 species of plants that in spring colour the grey limestone that is 140 million years old.
Breathtaking views of the Tyrrenian coast, the historical medieval centre and the Cathedral of Roger II await you at the top of the mountain
the cathedral-fortress, perfect synthesis of Islamic and Byzantine art, seduces you with the majesty of its architecture, while the profound humanity of its Christ Pantocrator captures you.