Sicily: Cefalù

Cefalù is a popular seaside town in Sicily; it's a wonderful place. We absolutely loved our week staying there after Florence and Rome, and found the town to be enchanting.

The old town is full of quaint and narrow streets where you'll find tributes to saints and ancient Fiat 500 cars parked up.

As well as Cefalù Cathedral and La Rocca, there are a few other tourist attractions you can visit in the town, plus as a long stretch of sandy beach where you can soak up the sun. You'll also find delicious restaurants and gorgeous little shops.

In Cefalù the food was (mostly) delicious, so I have a few awesome restaurant recommendations to share! First up is Il Normanno, which was definitely the best restaurant we ate at. The menu had original dishes, like their yummy pork fillet with pistachio and chocolate sauce, and we spent a delightful evening there.

We ate at L'Antica Corte twice for lunch, and were impressed both times. Here we had the best pizza in Cefalù, and the pasta dishes we saw other people order looked and smelled delicious. Another great restaurant was Le Chat Noir where we enjoyed a lovely dinner sat in their courtyard. We went Sicilian and tried their swordfish specialities, which were very tasty.

Locanda del Marinaio was another great place for dinner, where we both had a fresh home-made strozzapreti dish for our pasta course, followed by lovely fresh fish for our main. Strozzapreti is known as being a poor man's pasta... ridiculous because it's delicious! Finally, if you're by Cefalù Cathedral, head to Bar Duomo for excellent (and cheap) gelato - a small is actually a massive portion, so don't order any bigger unless you want an ice-cream fest!

All-in-all, we had a fantastic time in Cefalù, spending most of the time relaxing by the sea/pool at our hotel or eating yummy food in the town itself. We definitely ended our Italian adventure feeling very relaxed and happy, and I have a feeling we'll be returning to Italy at some point in the near future!

Where's your favourite place to go on holiday? x

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