The 10 Best Things to Do in Cefalu, Italy

December 8, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Discover the best top things to do in Cefalu, Italy including Enoteca le Petit Tonneau, Cefalu Coast, La Rocca, Duomo di Cefalu, Santuario Gibilmanna, Museo Mandralisca, Lavatoio Medievale, Spiaggia Caldura, Piazza del Duomo, Acqua Verde.
Restaurants in Cefalu

1. Enoteca le Petit Tonneau

Via Vittorio Emanuele II N. 49, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy +39 0921 421447
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Enoteca le Petit Tonneau

Reviewed By raquelSheffield - Sheffield

This was one of my best Holiday experiences!
Having read a review prior to our trip, we stumbled across it immediately on hitting Cefalu .
There are just 3 small tables on the balcony which is the perfect viewing spot for a stunning view of Sunset so booking a couple of days ahead is essential (Book a table @ 7:30 ish and you can have it until 9pm)
We ordered a glass of Prosecco and were asked our preference - sweet, fruity, dry? As we both have differing palates, the drinks were perfect!!
(€5 per glass in prime spot, what's not to like?!)
Having ordered a mixed antipasti, which was delicious, the only suggestion to improve the experience would be to actively check if Customers require additional drinks - that said I realised on exit there's a sign saying 'we are here' so I understand and appreciate them not being pushy but perhaps a balance to be struck?
An absolute must do if you are a wine lover.....

2. Cefalu Coast

Cefalu, Sicily, Italy +39 329 706 1832
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cefalu Coast

Reviewed By SueBuenosAires - Buenos Aires

We spent out time on the beach at the Pura Vida Lido during two days. We rented sun beds and a parasol. The restaurant serves good food and restrooms are clean. Good choice.

3. La Rocca

Top of Hill, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Rocca

Reviewed By Isi B - Huddersfield, United Kingdom

but if you're upset because you had to climb up what is clearly a large hill (you can clearly see it from the town), or because there was no shop at the top, or because the path isn't perfectly manicured ALL the way to the top, why do you bother doing ANYTHING!!???! The bad reviews of La Rocca are hilarious!!!
This is a lovely walk. The ancient ruins at the top are incredibly old and remarkably well preserved.
Wear decent shoes- can be slippy if it's rained.
Go to the loo before you go up.
Take water and a little snack.
Sometimes the booth at the bottom isn't manned so take 4 Euro in coins as there is a machine.
Well worth it. Recommended.

4. Duomo di Cefalu

Piazza del Duomo, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy +39 0921 922021
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Duomo di Cefalu

Reviewed By daymoLiverpool - Liverpool, United Kingdom

This Cathdrel was built in 1130 and has stood a great test of time, so it's well worth a visit, the scale of the Duomo in itself impressive. The Cathedral was built by the Normans who conquered the island in the 11th Century. The mosaics again are equally impressive especially the large mosaic over the Aspe showing Christ holding the gospel according to St. John. I also liked the cloisters

5. Santuario Gibilmanna

Gibilmanna, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy +39 0921 421835
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Santuario Gibilmanna

Reviewed By Richard_Harpum - Doncaster, United Kingdom

My wife and I visited Santuano di Gibilmanna near Cefalú during a two-week vacation in Sicily. The sanctuary is a pilgrimage site and consists of a small church, a convent, a seminary and a small museum. Although the site is not particularly interesting, the drive up through the Mountains from Cefalú makes it worth taking the trip; the scenery is stunning with lush, green woodlands covering spectacular Mountains.

6. Museo Mandralisca

Via Mandralisca 13, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy +39 0921 421547
Excellent
50%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 244 reviews

Museo Mandralisca

Home to the painting Portrait of an Unknown Man by Renaissance master Antonello da Messina.

Reviewed By rondi3 - Ottawa, Canada

The Baron of Mandralisca built this collection, which contains items from at least 4th century BC to the 1700s. Pieces of fine inlaid furniture decorate rooms that show off paintings and chandeliers. The star is the Portrait of an Unknown Man by Messina.

7. Lavatoio Medievale

Via Vittorio Emanuele, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
36%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 787 reviews

Lavatoio Medievale

Reviewed By Stefan G - Lucerne, Switzerland

no guidance or further explanation will help you to get along. Just a simple sign without any context. That is not enough to help regular visitors understand the useage of the structure and its historical background.

8. Spiaggia Caldura

Contrada Caldura, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Spiaggia Caldura

Reviewed By Alan S - Huron, Ohio

This is a great little beach on the west side. The water is clear and warm. The rock formations are so cool. We saw some kids jumping off in one spot, better to just watch.
Watch out for small sea urchins. I had goggles and could see quite a few.

9. Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy +39 0921 421164
Excellent
41%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Piazza del Duomo

Reviewed By Nigel H - Harrogate, United Kingdom

This is quite a small square dominated by some palm trees and the Duomo on one side. Plenty of shops to but souvenirs. ....but really the piazza is, to my mind, ruined by the cafes that take centre space. Overall, pleasant enough for a brief walk through, but disappointing given the presence of the Duomo.

10. Acqua Verde

Via dell'Imprenditoria, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy +39 0921 931563
Excellent
36%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
9%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 337 reviews

Acqua Verde

Reviewed By Heather A - Watford, United Kingdom

We spent a very happy half day here in August. It is quite a small water park, but there was enough to keep my boys aged 9 and 11 occupied for 4 hours. It was extremely busy, which meant long queues for the slides and the wave pool was very busy. We arrived at 2pm when you can buy a half day ticket, there was only 1 sunbed left available for hire at that time. We did use it, although it's also possible to relax on the grassy areas with plenty of shade.
The toilet and shower facilities were good and the whole place was very clean. We only bought coffee and snacks from the snack-bar, but the prices were very reasonable - €1 for coffee!
Definitely worth a visit if you're staying locally (we were in a villa in Campofelice, so only a 10 minute drive away on the SS13).

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