Marina of Cefalù – Sicily
Today we are in the north of Sicily about 50 Km from Palermo to discover one of the most beautiful villages of Italy: Cefalù. A pearl set in the Mediterranean Sea that mixes long sections of straight seas with little sandy and rocky inlets with shallow cliffs or high overhanging rocks. A variety of landscapes that will be easy to admire on board a boat, keeping the ancient walls that defended the city and the ancient maritime access in the horizon.
The new port of Cefalù, situated in the Presidiana locality, is in the east of the city and is protected by a jetty with three arms that are about 580m long. The port, inserted in natural background of indisputable importance and beauty, has around 300 berths, of which 40 are dedicated to boats in transit, and is equipped to receive boats up to 40 metres in length. The marina offers many services to sailors that decide to dock here and guarantees a high level of quality and safety. Among the available services there is refuelling, water and power, wharf lighting, a boat ramp, slipway, a mobile crane that is able to transport up to 10 tonnes, wood and fiberglass hull’s repair, sails repair, supervision, mooring assistance, waste management, weather forecast service, toilets, and a car park. Mooring in the Cefalù port is perfect for those who want a safe and comfortable berth and to visit one of the main tourist areas of Sicily.
If you arrive in Cefalù on board a boat you will be pleasantly surprised by the suggestive and picturesque view. The sailors that moor in the marina can decide to use this berth as a base to start an exciting tour both in sea and on land, that will leave them speechless from the beauty.
The city rises up from the foot of the Madonie promontory, a cradle of numerous plant species and protected animals on which it is possible to discover the natural beauty of the area. The historic town centre is made up of narrow paved streets and small houses that, side by side one another, create a labyrinth where you get lost among the small souvenir shops and the stores selling handmade goods, until you reach the boutiques of Via Vittorio Emanuele and the famous wine shops of Corso de Ruggero, then stop to taste the typical Sicilian sweets, famous for their shapes, colours and tastes.
The walk continues along the suggestive and romantic Sentiero degli scogli, that passing through the megalithic walls of the city connects the two ports of Cefalù.
There are many ways that you can experience the history of the city: the defensive walls; the Temple of Diana, situated on the cliff; the ruins of the ancient roads that are characterised by rich flooring; medieval alleys; the Necropolis with many impressive graves; the Norman Duomo, that overlooks the city with its high towers (in the picture above); and the ruins of an ancient bath house, composed of small tanks carved into the stone where still today the freezing waters of the Cifalino stream flow.
Why not choose to spend your holiday in one of the most beautiful places of Italy, Cefalù. Book your berth in the new port of Cefalù with Marinanow and help us start to organise your holiday.