Postcard from Cefalù, Sicily


This week I’m sharing the second photo-diary of our summer holidays in Sicily this late June and early July. If you missed the first part about Palermo, catch up now by reading the previous post.

Cefalù is a little seaside town about forty miles away along the coast from the capital, and you can easily reach it by train from the Stazione Centrale for 5 euros and under an hour. It’s small but perfectly formed, with its beautiful Normal Cathedral, the Duomo, nestled in the cliff face and towering over the charming old town of narrow streets, restaurants, artisan shops and cafes.

Whether lazing around on a sandy stretch of beach or diving in the sea from the high rocks is your thing, you can do both in Cefalù, which makes it a popular destination with holiday-goers of all ages and backgrounds. That’s why I would recommend visiting at the beginning or end of the summer rather than at the peak of high season, where it can get a little crowded. It was just about perfect when we went.

Should we take a closer look?

 

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We loved this little cafe, where a pastry, hot drink and fresh juice set you back just 5 euros!

 

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Keeping lunches light when the sun is high with fresh seafood salads.

 

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The most delicious truffle twist on a carbonara, I’m still thinking about it.

 

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Rob daring me to touch the ice cold water of these ancient Roman baths.

 

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Sicilian handmade Martorana fruits of marzipan, sweet heaven.

 

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Oh how hard it was to leave Sicily! We really loved this trip, filled with sunny days, beautiful architecture, delicious food and fun adventures. Our total budget for the trip including travel, accomodation, and spending money for a week was £600 per person. If you’re tempted to visit, let me know your questions in the comments below and I’ll include them in an upcoming blog post with tips and city guides.

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5 Comments

Posh, Broke, & Bored
July 25, 2016

I can't believe how little the entire trip cost! So much beauty, so much to see and do (and eat) for only £600 - proof that not all that glitters is gold. Everything is so gorgeous - those marzipan fruit! - and really pushing me to take that trip to Sicily! x

Posh, Broke, & Bored

Jesse
July 25, 2016

I know, it really is an affordable destination and so lovely! I think you'd really like it, especially with all the palazzos Thank you for the kind comment xx

Tamsin @ A Certain Adventure
July 31, 2016

So beautiful! I'll be saving this for my next Sicily trip for sure - love that gorgeous honey-coloured Duomo. x

Jesse
July 31, 2016

Thank you for the kind comment Tamsin! Definitely worth the detour, we fell in love with Cefalù!

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