Palermo > Cefalù, Nebrodi Mounts and Etna Valley > Taormina
Approximately Travel Time and Unit: Full Day – 190 Miles (300 Kilometers)
Season: this excursion is doable from March to November.
Private Vehicle and English Speaking Driver Disposal: full day from h 8:30AM
Today meet our staff and departure for Cefalù, just one hour’s drive east of Palermo, sitting serenely between its natural bay and the towering rocky granite mass of La Rocca.
For a small town, Cefalù offers a great deal, including sandy beaches, winding Mediaeval streets flanked with all manner of shops, excellent restaurants serving the freshest of fish and last but probably first, its unique Norman Cathedral.
While Cefalù’s origins go back to at least Greek times (the name derives from the ancient Greek word for “Cape”), the town we now know and love was built at the behest of the Norman King, Roger II. Construction of the Cathedral began in 1131 and is an exquisite example of what has been termed “Sicilian Romanesque”. Thanks to the splendid mosaic of Christ Pantocrator above the altar, it is twinned with the Palatine Chapel in Palermo and the Duomo in Monreale.
Also of interest is the Mediaeval wash house – lavatoio – which is fed by a natural spring and the Osterio Magno which, according to tradition was King Roger’s very own residence. It now houses art exhibitions.
This afternoon a scenic drive through curvy Nebrodi Mounts roads, in the interior of Sicily, and through Etna Valley will take you to Taormina.
This excursion is doable from March to November.
In case of bad weather conditions the routing will be changed: after visiting Cefalù you will drive through highway and coastal roads to reach Taormina, avoiding the interior of Sicily.
This transfer tour is operated with English speaking Driver.
Licensed local guide is not included.
FULL DAY TRANSFER-TOUR: Full day excursion is approximately 7-10 hours in accordance with the itinerary and route.
PRE-POST TOURS: pre-post tours and packages are available on request.
BAGGAGE HANDLING: One big size and one trolley per person are allowed in this tour.
ADMISSION FEES: The price of this tour does not include Admission Fees.
TOUR CODE: PMONEBTAO