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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Cefalu, Province of Palermo, Sicily
This apartment 68 qm in the Villa locates on first floor and in 250 meters from beautiful beach. In encirclement is delightful landscape with greens and big rocks strewed by nature, pine-trees, unforgettable Sicilian mountains and azure sea with 4 islands. Near the entrance is green terrace with dinner table and barbecue. This apartment consist equipped kitchen, living room with sofa (for 2 additional sleepers)+ 1 extra bed for adult, 2 bedrooms twin and double + 1 cradle (cot) bed for children max 6 years old (on request), 2 bathroom, washing machine, max 6 +1 persons + 1 baby, terrace. Private parking place. In 3km distance from house there is good open public swimming pool 10x25 meters, with sea view, and also in 2 km distance there is acquapark which would be like to your children this swimming pool do not belong to us!, so you can... Read more
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Elena Olenyeva (Property Manager Elena Olenyeva)
Languages spoken:Russian, English, Italian
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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
Bathrooms
    2 Full baths
Bedrooms
    2 Twins
    1 Queen
    1 Sofa
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Fees
  • Water,gas,electr per night per person: R 68 / stay - Fee
  • Final cleaning : R 832 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
WHAT TO SEE AT CEFALU AND VICINITIES: Mandralisca Museum in Cefalu. The museum, founded by the Baron of Mandralisca, holds archeological and numismatic collections and a section on malacology (the study of mollusks). The picture gallery contains the famous and mysterious Ritratto di Ignoto (Portrait of an Unknown Man) by Antonello da Messina. The Cathedral is the big symbol of Cefalu. Built between 1131 and 1240 at the behest of the Norman king Roger II, the Cathedral and the Duomo has a Norman font very obvious. The Cathedral is recognized as early as the facade, framed by the massive towers that terminate with two cusps. The facade is divided into two levels by a portico of the fifteenth century. The real surprise, however, is the interior, with three naves with a wooden roof. Impossible not to be awestruck cycles mosaics in Byzantine style (1148) covering the whole apse and presbytery. At the center of the mosaic, where it dominates the gold and emerald green, there is the Blessing Christ Pantocrator, one of the most famous and representative icons of the Catholic world. In 2013 he had an even more representative, as selected by Pope Benedict XVI as the icon of the Year of Faith 2013, an important year for the Norman town, which has become the destination of countless religious pilgrimages. In the cathedral you can also see many other works of Renaissance and Baroque art. Next door is the beautiful Cloister, decorated with twin columns with carved capitals. The Rock of Cefalu definitely does not go unnoticed! Anyone who carries a look on our city can not miss this shell that along with the cathedral is a unique essential. Together, with a little imagination, they take the form of a gorgeous snail. Highly recommended is the climb to the Rocca. The walk passes the so-called Temple of Diana, the remains of a megalithic building of the fifth century. BC, while you reach the top you will see the remains of a Byzantine castle. The view from the rock fully repays the labors: the view extends from Capo d'Orlando to Palermo, on very clear days you can see clearly the Aeolian Islands. For some time the Rock of Cefalu has been privatized to protect and preserve its integrity. At specific times, however, it can be accessed. Get there: From the center you have to take the “Salita dei Saraceni”. The climb takes about 40 minutes, deal with it better in the summer in the cooler hours; Do not forget a water bottle! Cefalu is a well-equipped seaside resort on a beautiful section of coast where long sandy beaches alternate with rocks where small bays open far from the crowd. Here is a selection of the best beaches. Lungomare This is the main sandy beach in Cefalù, and along Lungomare you will find many different lidos that offer sun beds and umbrellas, as well as public beaches where you can lie down for free. From October to April there are no lidos and the whole beach is considered public. Even though locals visit Lungomare it is mainly a tourist beach, and since there are many different lifeguards and watchtowers this beach is very safe and strongly recommended for families with children. To reach the beach there are many different entrances through the lidos, but also stairs that lead down to it. A thumb rule is that the lidos get cheaper the further away from the old town center you get, even if the water ground tends to be more rocky there.It can be difficult to find a parking space in Lungomare, but there are parking guards walking along it and to them you will have to pay your parking and you also have to possibility to get information about alternative parking. Salinelle This beach is located 7km from Cefalù, direction Palermo. It is a nice sandy beach and there are three lidos were you can rent sun beds and umbrellas and there are also lots of space that is public. There are bars and restaurants were you can get refreshments and lunch. The beach is nice, but please be careful since it gets very deep immediately. If you want to get out of Cefalù for one day, we can strongly recommend this place. Follow the road SS113 and after 6km, just before a curt, turn to the left there is a road that goes down on your right hand side (Piana di Lascari). It could be a little bit difficult to find since you will find the indication for Salinelle Beach Club only after having turned in on this road. After this, just follow the indications for Salinelle Beach Club. There is a large parking next to the beach, but here you have to pay for your parking. Capo Playa This is a very long beach (approx. 15km) that reaches Campofelice di Rocella, and there are many places where the beach can be entered. Some parts of this beach are sandy, while others are made up of small stones. This is a great place for those who love to surf, since it is always windy, but visitors with children should pay attention since it gets very deep quickly. In July and August there is a Lido where different services, such as sun beds and umbrellas, are offered. This nice beach is a very good alternative if you want to visit a less crowded beach than Lungomare in Cefalù. The beach is located 6km from Cefalù, direction Palermo, along the main road SS113. You will find a small sign on your right side saying “Hotel Carlton Riviera”. After the turn you go straight until there is a railroad crossing and immediately after you turn to left and there you will have to search for a parking space. This entrance leads to the beginning of the beach and first you will find a beach consisting of small stones and further a sandy beach. Swimming here is at your own risk since there are no lifeguards. Mazzaforno È una località a circa 3 km a ovest di Cefalù. Qui avrete una scelta di tante piccole spiaggette alternate a tratti di scogliera, alle quali si accede con dei sentieri. La spiaggia principale è di sabbia ed è attrezzata con bar e stabilimenti. Mazzaforno The small village of Mazzaforno is located 5km from Cefalù, and there are different possibilities to reach the lovely beaches here. There are both rocky and sandy beaches. On the main beach (sandy) there are lidos where you can rent sun beds and umbrellas, and there are also private lidos that belong to hotels. The beaches and the water in Mazzaforno are clean and they are very quiet. To get to Mazzaforno, follow the main road SS113 direction Palermo and before the slip road to the highway A19 there will be a sign for Mazzaforno. There will be a railway crossing and from here you follow the indications for Hotel Baia del Capitano. After a while there will be a indication for this hotel to the left, but just keep following the road you are on. You will reach the main beach after a few minutes. It could be difficult to find parking here so it is good to start looking immediately after the railway crossing. Ogliastrillo: This is a small beach and it is located 4km from Cefalù, direction Palermo. There is a lido where you can rent sun beds, umbrellas and pedal boats. It is connected to the main beach in Mazzaforno. Approximately 800m after Santa Lucia (AGIP) you will find a street on your right hand side with a railroad crossing and this street brings you to the beach (on the left side of the street there is a camping called San Filippo). Follow the little cobbled stoned street and at the end you will find a small path that will take you to a sandy beach, which is recommended for visitors with children. The parking possibility close to the sea is limited, and therefore it is better to start looking for a parking space after the railway crossing. Caldura The caldura beach is located opposite of the harbour in Cefalù (in connection to Hotel Kalura and Residence Coast Houses), at approximately 20 min by foot from the old town center. This is a very nice and quiet beach that is not overcrowded and few tourists find this lovely place. On this beach there is no possibility to rent sun chairs on umbrellas, but one advantages with this beach is that there are no salesmen here, which is something that can be very bothering for people at the large tourist beaches. The caldura beach is not a sandy beach, but is made of small stones, and the water is very clear and fresh. The beach is located in a small bay, that is surrounded by rocks and to reach it you will have to use a long flight of stairs (approx. 100 stairs). There is also the possibility to jump and dive into the water from the rocks. You can get to the Caldura beach by car. From the harbour of Cefalù, just follow the indications for Messina and then the indication for hotel Kalura. On the streets outside the hotel you can park your car and walk the flight of stairs down to the beach. S. Ambrogio This lovely beach is very large, and some parts are sandy while others are made up of small stones. We can strongly recommend this beach since not so many tourists know about it and there are no salesman. It is one of the most quiet beaches in the area. It is located 5km from Cefalù, direction Messina. Follow the main road SS113 towards Messina, and after a while you will find a sign for S. Ambrogio. Do not follow it, just follow the road that you are on for another 400m, cross the railroad and shortly after you can your car along the road (you will not miss it, there are many cars parked here). There is another parking, where you have to pay, that is located opposite of the exit for S. Ambrogio. Finale di Pollina This beach is located approximately 12km from Cefalù, direction Messina. Follow the main road SS113 and before you reach the village Finale di Pollina, you will find this beach. It is easy to find since there are usually many cars parked on both sides of the road. There is also a large parking, but here you will have to pay. To reach the beach you have to follow a path that leads down to it. This is not a sandy beach, but made of small stones and one part of the beach is private for the Valtur residence clients. The rest of the beach is free and open for everyone, and there are no salesmen at this beach. It is a very nice beach to visit for one day and it is not overcrowded (very few tourists) and the water is clean. Madonie Regional Natural Park The Madonie Regional Natural Park (Italian: Parco delle Madonie) is an Italian regional park located in Sicily, between Palermo and Cefalù and covers 39,972 acres (161.76 km2; 62.46 sq mi) It includes the Madonie mountain range and some of the highest mountains in Sicily.[2] The park has six mountains that are over 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) and many more that are over 1,000 metres (3,300 ft). The highest is Pizzo Carbonara at 1,979 metres (6,493 ft), second in height in Sicily only to Mount Etna. As well as being a nature reserve, the park is an inhabited area with dozens of little villages and small towns, many of which trace their origins to medieval times.[2][3] The park is also home to a number of castles and numerous ancient churches. The wild mountainous slopes are inhabited by roe deer, boar, wildcats and Bonelli's eagles, as well as being a habitat to the rare, nearly-extinct Nebrodi fir tree. One of the park's most notable natural features is the extensive forest of beech trees found only at 1500 metres and above. These are the most southerly beech forests in Europe. Lower down, below 1600 metres, there are large forests of holm oak, downy oak and cork oak, and around Castebouono and Pollina the rare manna ash is still farmed. The mountains contain some 1500 species and sub-species of plants, around 60% of all those found in Sicily. These include more than 70 different species of orchid. The regional park was officially created on 9 November 1989.[3] Within the park area there are outcrops of rocks which have been dated at over a 200-million-year period and represent all aspects of the geology of Sicily apart from the current volcanic activity. The collaboration of the Madonie Park authorities and the European Geoparks Network has allowed the research of students and lecturers of the University of Palermo's Department of Geology and Geodesy. Studies have been made, papers published, and educational paths mapped out, with signs erected with information on the ground. Madonie Geopark is a member of the European Geoparks Network and the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network. The park comprises fifteen municipalities of the province of Palermo: (Caltavuturo, Castelbuono, Castellana Sicula, Cefalù, Collesano, Geraci Siculo, Gratteri, Isnello, Petralia Soprana, Petralia Sottana, Polizzi Generosa, Pollina, San Mauro Castelverde, Scillato and Sclafani Bagni). Piano Battaglia 45 km from Cefalu can be found in less than hour from Palermo in the Madonie Mountains at an altitude of 1.600 meters. It can be also reached by foot from charming Castelbuono. The highest peak is the Pizzo Carbonara with 1.979 m. Piano Battaglia doesn't have the typical Sicilian look, it actually has the Swiss feel to it. Think chalets, alpine churches, ski runs, lifts, and snow, snow, snow...There are a number of places to rent your skiing equipment. Piano Battaglia features three drag lifts and one chairlift. Ski enthusiasts should try the 3 kilometers long tracks on the north slopes of the Monte Mufara which serves all kind of skiers. If you are unlucky and there aren't the best conditions for skiing, don't worry, as you can hike ( try the walk from Piano Battaglia to Pizzo Carbonara cca. 5 hours there and back), go paragliding and even mountain biking on the snow. Castelbuono 15 km from Cefalu (Sicilian: Castiddubbuonu) is a town and comune in the province of Palermo, Sicily (southern Italy). It is especially famous for the castle which its name derives, and around which the city grew up in the 14th century. Castel and lake of Caccamo 35 km from Cefalu
How to get there
From Palermo take motorway to Catania-Messina, then take exit for Cefalu From Catania take motorway to Palermo and than exit for Buonfornello, and than go direction for Cefalu road SS113 From Trapani take motorway to Palermo, then take motorway to Catania-Messina, then take exit for Cefalu
Airport: CATANIA 175 KM, PALERMO: 60.0 km
Railway: Cefalu, Lascari: 5.0 km
Ferry: Termini Imerese 18 km, Palermo: 50.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km
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