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Sep 9, 2015 - Refugees, traveling in the wrong direction

After we left Palermo through the city centre, which is a challenge, we joined the autostrada bound for Messina. It started to rain, later pouring rain and shortly after a deluge. We could only drive with 50kms/h, so another day in paradise. The B&B we booked was somewhere in the suburb of cefalú on a hill where even a fiat 500 would have trouble to turn, wise decision to book there. The B&B was on the 4th floor in a social housing building. A very clean and comfortable place with a very friendly owner(Mauro). Didn't understood English nor...

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CLOET Industries™

May 11, 2015 - Choofing around Cefalu and proceeding to Palermo

So dinner was strange. We tried to talk to Pam and Paul but they kept showing us photos of their daughter Kelly's gay mates. Then Carmel and Angelo appeared and well that was the end of that. I did however have good food. Something akin to ratatouille ... But a strange grey colour... followed by gf spaghetti.... He showed me the packet - looks like the barillo brand we have in oz. the spag just had asparagus, swordfish and basil on it. Both dishes were swimming in olive oil. David won the prize again. He had a seafood platter which looked...

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The Italian Job

Oct 28, 2014 - Cefalu

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy chapter on Sicily has to say about Cefalù: “This popular holiday resort wedged between a dramatic mountain peak and sweeping stretch of sand has the lot: a great beach; a truly lovely historic centre with a grandiose cathedral; and winding medieval streets lined with restau¬rants, boutiques and small, intriguing shops. Avoid the height of summer when it’s hard to find towel space on the beach and the charm of the place is tainted by bad-tempered drivers trying to find a...

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May 11, 2014 - Cefalu

Today's objective is to drive Enna to the seaside town of Cefalu, 121km , via the back roads and over the north coast mountain range. GeePS advises it will take 2 hrs 45 min which is not a problem as the countryside is what interests us. We depart at 0945hrs and take a route through Nicosia, Mistretta and west along the coast to Cefalu. The road to Mistretta is slow and windy and in many sections, the road has collapsed and under repair. The saving grace is the paucity of traffic and we are able to travel at a sight seeing pace. The further...

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Apr 6, 2014 - An Island Home

An Island Home The first time I walked through Cefalu, I knew I found my place. It was perfect, a warren of alleys to discover, the blue green Tyrrhenian Sea to walk along, La Rocca, the Rock that dominates the town and prevents it from spreading, tons of shops and restaurants to choose from. My apartment was on the top floor, of course, and had a long L-shaped balcony from which I could see the Tyrrhenian to the left, a block away, and on the right, the old town, with La Rocca looming behind it. From the tiny dining room table, which...

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May 7, 2012 - Rental car... Mount Etna, and the drive!!! OMG!!!

I got early and took a long walk to city centro at about 7:30! Had espresso at a little "bar" on the way..and put a few coins in the slots!!! Wowee! Won $7.00! Scoped out the city when ther is no one around, sono persa ( lost)!! But again, found my way without a hitch! Uphill, of course! Molly and I trekked uphill, to the Villa Madonna, a beautiful little church ( no camera) where we met an old man, Giuseppe , putting flowers on the door of the church! He said that he had married there over. 40 years ago...(we assumed his wife had...

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Mar 27, 2012 - Cefalu

Just spent 2 days in the little fishing village of Cefalu. It's a lovely little town at the base of a large rock called "La Rocca", which is capped with the ruins of an old fortress. Much like other places along the Mediterranean, Sicily has been conquered by a succession of various groups - Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spanish. All of whom have left their mark on the island and which makes for an interesting mix of architecture, food and people. So far the tour is going well. It's a good group of older...

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May 31, 2011 - Monreale & Cefalu

Entry #14 May 31 and June 1, 2011 Tuesday morning we were up early on our way to Cefalù where we would stay for 2 days. The bus left at 8AM and we all checked to see if our "buddy" was aboard. The buddy system works like this. Besides the person you are traveling with (Anne in Tom's case) you choose another person on the tour who becomes your buddy. When a buddy check is made, you make sure that your buddy is there before the bus leaves or a walk begins. With a 54 passenger bus (a bit of overkill for a tour of 24 people) this is essential...

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Apr 24, 2011 - Cefalu - enroute to Piazza Armenia

Wonderful seaside town. We were stuck at the toll booth for 50 minutes coming into town because there was only one toll booth open. It was Easter and tolls seemed to be free yet everyone put there ticket in and waited and waited taking approx 1 minute per car. We know because we were timing it. It was worth the trip to this medieval town

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Italy 2011

Aug 29, 2006 - Sicily

Days 1-3, Sicily: From Sorrento we took an overnight train to the island of Sicily. We were a little anxious to see what our accommodations would look like upon arrival, as the reservation process had turned out to be a bit of a circus. We had picked the beach town of Cefalu (on the northern coast - an hour or so east of Palermo) to serve as our home base on the island, and had been unsuccessful in securing a place to sleep after calling six or seven hotels. Ultimately, the front desk of a random hotel recommended that we call a popular...

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Jul 25, 2006 - Cefalu en Sicile...et oui un autre village de reve !!!

On est arrivé en Sicile dimanche soir dernier après un long voyage en train depuis Sorrento...Sur la carte c'est pas très loin mais le train a avancé à la vitesse du sud...Donc nous avons pris deux heures de retard, je ne sais pas trop ou d'ailleurs ! Le train prend le bateau pour Messina et repart ensuite, on a donc pu voir de très proche le gros orteil de l'Italie...La Sicile est vraiment collée sur le bout de l'ongle, le détroit de Messine doit faire au max. 5 KM de large. C'est pas pour en ajouter mais Cefalu c'est pas laid du...

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Apr 9, 2006 - Che-Fa-loo--Sicily

Well it's really spelled Cefalu, but I thought I'd help everyone out with some pronunciation. We decided when the sun came out it was time for a beach trip for some R&R because we have all been working soooo hard here in Rome! Four other girls and I packed up our backpacks full of warm weather clothes, flip flops, and sun oil and headed to Sicily. The train ride there is 11 hours, so we did the overnight thing again. You always run into funny people on the trains. I think we were all wondering what this town was going to be like since none...

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