Facing the portrait of an "Unknown Sailor" by Antonello da Messina, you will feel that rare sensation of not being the observer, but that instead it is the man, with his mysterious and mocking gaze, who observes you...
Cefalù, portrait of "an unknown man” by Antonello da Messina
The staircase in "lumachella" limestone leads down to the medieval washhouse. The cold waters of the River Cefalino are the most important link between Cefalù and the Madonie Natural Park. Forty thousand hectares of nature are protected in this park which has the highest number of plant species in the Mediterranean; it is a territory that encloses sea and mountains, unique aromas and flavours, and ancient traditions. A place to discover the least well known parts of Sicily.
Cefalù, the medieval washhouse
From the scenic "Porta Pescara", one of the entrance gates to the town, you arrive at the old port which gives you a unique glimpse of the houses built overlooking the sea, which inspired the film Director Giuseppe Tornatore when filming his movie "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso".
Cefalù, the old port and its boats
At dawn the fishing boats leave the port, hoping to get back soon to their home town, the very same town where hospitality is historically sacred. Timeless Cefalù awaits you.