Sicily: La Rocca di Cefalù

Looming over Cefalù is La Rocca, a rock that towers about 276 metres above the town.

It's one tiring climb, especially in the heat of the day to get to the top of La Rocca, but it's worth it for the magnificent view of Cefalù.

We could teasingly see our hotel's swimming pool when we reached the top - after a 45 minute climb in the heat, which was very steep and uneven at times, a pool would have been most welcome!

Instead of a swimming pool at the top of La Rocca, we found the ruins of Cefalù Castle. Dating back from the 1300s, it's amazing to think they managed to build up there and that a community thrived.

Making your way back down La Rocca, stop off at the archaeological ruins and the Temple of Diana (Artemis), which dates from the 5th Century BC, and see the megalithic walls.

There's an entry fee of €4 to access the park where La Rocca is situated - tackle it early in the morning and take plenty of water with you!

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