Sicily North Coast
Basic informations about the itinerary
A trip, from Cefalù to San Vito, that gives the opportunity to admire both historical and naturalistic path, in and around capes, villages, art, culture, and most importantly, alongside breath-taking beaches. All seasoned with excellent Sicilian cuisine that one can taste while taking advantage of extraordinary landscapes. The North Coast, with its crystalline water, extraordinary sea views, encircled by fascinating monuments and cultural treasures, is a sought-after tourist destination.
Cefalù: at the foot of a rocky cape, approximately 70 km from Palermo, it’s located Cefalù, one of the region’s biggest attractions for both marine and cultural tourism. It’s considered as one of Italy’s most beautiful capes, and since 2015, its Cathedral has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its sea, among Sicily’s most appealing, encloses gorgeous pebbled or sandy beaches, and ripples in and out caves nestled on rocky coasts and in between impressive sea stack (Faraglioni).
Palermo: it’s the biggest city in Sicily, as well as the cultural and artistic center. From its Phoenician origin to its Arab-Norman architecture and historical markets, its city center has earned to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city offers a bounty of aromas and cultures that together create a complex combination of thousands of fragments from its multi-colored history. Palermo is further enhanced by fascinating beaches and the enchanting nature reserve of Capogallo.
San Vito Lo Capo: this dazzling western point of Sicily overlook a series of rare, treasure-like gulfs, which together shape the Zingaro natural reserve and the Golf of Castellammare. On a strip of land only a few kilometers long, this point is decorated with beaches of golden sand and the region’s characteristic sea stack (Faraglioni). Aside from its nature, in September, San Vito also hosts a culinary festival completely devoted to Cous-Cous (a local culinary specialty, leftover from Sicily’s Arab era).