We decided that we would head to the north of Sicily and then work down the west coast. When researching Sicily there didn’t seem to be too many attractions to look at on the east coast. We had read that the east coast had some lovely beaches but we have spent the last few stops at beaches and were looking for a bit of variance.
Its fair to say the roads aren’t as well maintained as in Britain so it does take longer to get to your destination then first planned. We pulled over into a layby as it was nearly 3pm and we still had about 150 miles left to travel and decided to find somewhere to stop over for a night.
We came across Cefalù which is pronounced Chef- a- loo which is a coastal city in northern Sicily. We didn’t realise this to start with but this is one place that seems to have it all. It has a lovely promenade which we parked along, a gorgeous sandy beach and a historic town. To us, this all seems to be the perfect ingredients and there really isn’t much more you could want from a destination.
Cefalù also had some grandeur in the past and it was once important enough that one of Sicily’s Normandy rulers even built a cathedral here.
When we arrived it was late afternoon and noticed that there was another GB motorhome across the way from us. What we hadn’t realised until the following morning that there were in fact 16 other British motorhomes parked next to us. This is more British people than we have seen for weeks!!
We went over and introduced ourselves to Andy and spent the next few hours sat chatting to him. Andy and the other Brits were all on a ‘tour’, they had been in Sicily for a month and were at their last stop before leaving to head home.
Not only did Andy give us some ideas of places we need to visit in Sicily, he also told us about Morocco and how delightful it is. He spoke with real enthusiasm about Morocco and has definitely given us some food for thought – so watch this space.
Cefalù was another delight and we enjoyed a couple of days here and we are very glad we stumbled across it.