Cefalù offers a rare combination of tourist attractions: one of Sicily's finest beaches side-by-side with one of its greatest Arab-Norman architectural masterpieces. The squares, streets and churches of this medieval town are so postcard-pretty that it's no wonder director Giuseppe Tornatore chose to set parts of his much-loved film Cinema Paradiso here. You won't be alone in admiring Cefalù's honey-hued stone buildings, mosaic-adorned cathedral and dramatic mountain backdrop. Holidaymakers from all over the world flock here to relax in nice and comfortable accommodations run by locals, stroll the narrow cobbled streets and sun themselves on the long sandy beach.
The town is perfectly suited to slow, pedestrian exploration. The little port is lined with fishing boats and populated with locals, tourists and fishermen who can be observed mending their nets and discussing the day's catch.
The town is full of fantastic restaurants and wine bars where you can enjoy the exquisite sicilian cuisine.