Villa locates in 10 meters from beautiful beach. You just need to open small door from the garden and exit directly to the beach, without passing any road. In encirclement is delightful landscape with greens, pine-trees, unforgettable Sicilian mountains and azure sea with 4 islands which possible to see with clear sky. Near the entrance is green terrace with dinner table. In addition in garden are well-arranged barbecue. And there is garden around villa. 85qm of space consist: well equipped kitchen, living room with 2 divan sofa (for 4 additional sleepers), 2 bedrooms: twin and double + 1 cradle (cot) bed for children on request!, bathroom, washing machine, max 8 persons + 1 baby, terrace with garden furniture. In addition there is the shower in garden. Private parking place. Wonderful, carefully grown garden encircle this house with palms, cypress. In 15 minutes walking distance there is amazing acquapark, your children will like to visit it.There is similar accommodation closely, if you have numerous company max 12 persons. Villa located in prestigious seaside district and only 5 km from Cefalu. Nearest airport - Palermo 65 min., Catania 110 min. There are pizzeria and good restaurant and Supermarket. We advise you rent our car Fiat Grande Punto with price from 29 euro per day. Advantages: 1) we will meet you in airport and you can turn back the car in airport without any extra payment if you take or return car outside office's working time, not like other agencies 2) you will not need to find our villa or agency, we will meet you directly at the exit from your flight 3) you will take car without a) loss of time, b) without waiting your turn, c) without walking distance of 2 km with your baggage for taking car from garage of another renting agencies 4) we ask damage deposit of 350 euro less then other agencies 5) our all inclusive insurance price is 10% less then price of our competitors 6) we offer 24 hours road support, 24 hours detailed tourist info support Do not hesitate to contact me for further details. Cefalu is well-known European seaside resort with beautiful medieval, full of history town in the heart. Cefalu is the most beautiful place of Sicily. On the central square upraise Duomo cathedral, ancient monastery and watching towers on the cape tops of seaside mountains. Possible organize excursion in Castelbuono, it's not so far distance, town with affecting panoramic Mountain View, visit their ancient castle. Also in Cefalu accessible sea walking to islands Lipari and Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli. You will have unforgettable impression from each 20 min. eraption of vulcano Stromboli. There are too much different excursions and beautiful places to visit. I am a tourist guide and will give you all necessary information. Cefalu developed tourist centre with full service for guests: many excellent restaurants, rent car and motorbike, souvenir, antiquarian and all omnifarious shops.Transfer, house keeping, bed cloth and towels, expenses, electricity for extra pay. Please be informed that in check in date you should to pay extra: fee for gas, water and electricity 1,78 euro per night per person if total number of persons 4 and 3,58 euro per night per person if 2 persons. If you need a car we can offer you a car for rent with price 35 euro per day, also we can meet you in airport. Do not hesitate to ask me additional information. My languages english italian and russian
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gorgo Lungo only 5 meters|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo 79 km, Nearest railway: Cefalu, Lascari 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|General||Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, separated from the Continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas.
It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy and can be discovered, understood and experienced through a series of itineraries dedicated to areas of interest ranging from nature to history and traditions.
Nature seems to have endowed all its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all the sea, with its incredible colors, its crystal-clear water and the beauty of its seabeds, in no way inferior to those of other seas.
Here, the Mediterranean Sea, with its many little islands scattered around the coasts of Sicily - The Aeolians, Egadi and Pelagie Islands, Pantelleria and Ustica - offers unique and the intense sceneries, scents and flavors of uncontaminated nature.
Last but not least, its great volcanoes are symbols of the irresistible beauty and vitality of this incredibly charming region.
Fascination for this region grows with treasured archaeological sites that tell the story of the ancient origins of Trinacria (ancient name for Sicily).
The provinces of the region are: Palermo (regional capital), Agrigento, Catania, Caltanissetta, Enna, Messina, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani
PLACES TO VISIT AT CEFALU:
Beach at Cefalù, Sicily, Norman cathedral, Piazza Duomo, Centro storico, Massive crag called the Rocca with Temple of Diana, Saracen wash-house, the Lavatoio, Museo Mandralisca., Sanctuary of Gibilmanna, Greek Himera, Madonie mountains, Palermo is an hour away by train, Aeolian, Castelbuono castle
Beach at Cefalù, Sicily
Cefalù is notable for beautiful sunsets, unpretentious charm, and a very appealing blend of ingredients for an Italian seaside holiday. Sandy beaches, a picturesque historic town on a rocky headland, some high culture in the shape of a fine Norman cathedral, decent transport links, Sicilian food and sunshine all add up to make the town one of Italy's most attractive seaside destinations.
Unlike the modern beach resorts and developed fishing villages which dot Italy's coast, Cefalù has some grandeur in its past - it was important enough that one of Sicily's Norman rulers, Roger II, would build a glorious cathedral here. While its later history was less distinguished, there are some substantial and elegant buildings in the town, as well as reminders of Sicily's varied influences, not just Norman and Byzantine, but also Arab, Spanish and finally Italian. Nowadays tourism is a big and profitable industry here, and the modern town spreads out along the coast from the centro storico (historic centre).
Cefalù is pronounced chef-a-loo, with the stress on the accented last syllable.
What to see in Cefalù
Duomo in Cefalù, in the evening One of Cefalù's prime magnets for tourists is the sandy beach stretching alongside the town. It is very inviting, though visitors should be prepared to find the sands busy in the peak summer months of July and August, and partially occupied by fee-charging beach establishments.
Set in the medieval district, Cefalù's other great tourist attraction is the town's Duomo, a handsome and imposing two-towered Norman cathedral. Begun in 1131, this mighty church dominates the rooftops of the centro storico. The building's interior is decorated with lovely mosaics created by twelfth-century Byzantine artists: a large Christ Pantocrator on a gold background dominating the apse, above the Madonna, archangels and Apostles. These gleaming mosaics are one of Sicily's greatest sights; if you want more, take a trip to Monreale, outside Palermo. Alongside the church is its restored twelfth-century cloister (admission fee), which is an atmospheric space lined with double columns topped by curious capitals depicting an odd range of scenes, from Noah's ark to strange contortionists.
Towering above the Duomo and the town centre is the massive crag called the Rocca. It's a steep ascent to the top of the hill (take a bottle of water and don't attempt the climb in very hot weather) but it's well worth the effort. Near the top you'll reach the evocative ruins of the so-called 'Tempio di Diana' (temple of Diana), an ancient megalithic stone structure which was given a modernisation in the 5th-century BC in the classical Greek style. Around the summit of the Rocca are superb views and various bits of old fortifications, including a stretch of (reconstructed) battlements.
Cefalù harbour, boat and Rocca
Back in town visitors can admire the picturesque harbour, alleys and medieval buildings. A Saracen wash-house, the Lavatoio, is another sight worth seeing, as is the medieval Osterio Magno, the remaining part of a large 13th-century palace. A rocky path winds along the shore below the city's seafacing walls, and it is quite an adventure to clamber along and explore.
An important stop on any cultural itinerary is Cefalù's town museum, the Museo Mandralisca. The collection is neither huge nor demanding, but it includes several gems, including a portrait by Antonello da Messina and a striking vase from the fourth century BC decorated with a fishmonger chopping a tuna fish; a sight you may well see today in Sicily's fish markets. The museum's latest opening hours and admission fee are listed on the official website (see links panel).
Around Cefalù, places of interest include the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna, a hillside pilgrimage destination, the ruins of Greek Himera and the Monti Madonie mountains, where holiday-makers will find skiing in winter and good hiking in spring and autumn. Palermo is an hour away by train, and the volcanic Aeolian Islands can be reached by hydrofoil in the summer. A trip by bus or car to picturesque Castelbuono, in the hills, makes another pleasant excursion - buses operated by SAIS depart from Cefalù railway station and the journey takes 40 minutes. Local tourism agencies organise tours and excursions.