Cefalù is located on the northern coast of Sicilyy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70 km east from the provincial capital and 185 km west of Messina (that we visited a few years ago). The town, with its population of just under 14,000.
Cefalù became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861. It's nice, little sleepy town.
On the summit of the promontory are extensive remains of a Saracenic castle. The town's fortifications formerly extended to the shore, on the side where the modern town now is, in the form of two long walls protecting the port