Explore Cefalù, Corleone, and Santo Stefano di Camastra on this 8-hour self-guided day trip from Palermo. Despite the small size of Cefalù, it attracts millions of tourists every year from all parts of Sicily, Italy, and Europe. There is a youthful atmosphere and a lively nightlife ... More info ›
Explore Cefalù, Corleone, and Santo Stefano di Camastra on this 8-hour self-guided day trip from Palermo. Despite the small size of Cefalù, it attracts millions of tourists every year from all parts of Sicily, Italy, and Europe. There is a youthful atmosphere and a lively nightlife. Parts of 'The Godfather' movies were filmed in the village of Corleone.
You driver will meet you in front of your Palermo hotel, then drive you to Cefalù and Santo Stefano di Camastra on Sicily’s coast.
In Cefalù, you will admire the majestic cathedral, one of the most interesting medieval buildings in the region. Legend says that Roger II, the well-known Norman sovereign of Sicily, in gratitude to God for sparing his life in a violent storm at sea, commissioned the building of a grand cathedral at Cefalù, where he landed after the tempest. The church reflects the various Norman, Latin, Greek, and Arab influences of Sicilian history. The province is also very famous for its beaches. It is ideal for an afternoon stroll, a place to sit on a bench and watch the sea roll in, or a place to sun and swim.
You will visit the medieval laundry, where women could gather to wash clothing in a series of large basins that line up in an unusual stepped sequence. You'll see the beautiful Santo Stefano Church, also known as the Church of Purgatory. Its delicately carved Baroque portal looks out onto a small square from atop a graceful double staircase with iron balustrades. Greenery and flowers make the square even more intimate.
Your trip will continue on to Santo Stefano di Camastra, a lovely little village famous for its refined and historical tradition of ceramic production. The pretty and colorful ceramics are sold to visitors in the many shops along the streets of its center.
The tour will give you the chance to visit Corleone, where 'The Godfather' was filmed, and the ancestral home of the notorious Corleone family. However, the village's shady past is well hidden, as it is now a pleasant and sunny village with several bars and trattorias lining the streets.
After the tour is finished, your driver will take you back to your accommodation in downtown Palermo.
Please note: A tour guide is not included, a suggestion may be to bring a guidebook. Remember to check the website for opening times of the location and the price of entrance ticket. Entrance fees are not included.