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Rocca di Cefalu, Cefalu

#1 of 58 in Parks in Province of Palermo
Mountain · Nature / Park
The lookout point of Rocca di Cefalu can be reached from the town's main street. Follow the street signs to the rock's path and the Tempio di Diana. Halfway up the path, you'll get a view of the town. Head farther up to the entrance of the temple's ruins. Pay a small fee to get into the archaeological site and take in the 360-degree view of the town. On the way to the temple, you'll pass other ruined buildings that stood before the Norman conquest in the 11th century. Work out when and for how long to visit Rocca di Cefalu and other Cefalu attractions using our handy Cefalu trip planner.
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  • It opens at 8 in the morning 5 € fee and for paying the fee you need a mask. If you start early you will have the steepest parts in the shade both on the way up and down. I recommend going to the...  more »
  • If any of that applies to you: hangover, wearing flip-flops, you scared of heights, you have a bad knee or some other walking problems, you are taking kids with you younger than 5 (unless you are...  more »
  • A bit of a trek up the Rocca but very well worth it. Absolutely fantastic views all around. If you can you must go up to the top. RECOMMENDED
  • This is a very nice hike that will reward you with amazing views. Bring your camera, plenty of water, and try to get an early start if it's hot. The trail is on the west side of the mountain with some morning shade. Parking at the trailhead is pretty much impossible. We paid for 4 hours of parking on the street near the beach and had a very nice walk through town to the park entrance. There is a fee to enter and you can only be on the trail when it's open (there's a gate that's locked after hours). There's a fork in the trail about halfway up the hill. Turn right (south) to take direct route to the castle on top of the hill. Turn left (north) to take a path that leads through some older ruins and eventually head to the top. We took the direct route up, and explored the ruins on the return leg. Be careful of slipping on loose rock on north trail. We were on the trail for the better part of two hours -- about 30 minutes up and as much time as we needed to explore the top as well as the ruins on the way down.

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