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Rocca di Cefalu

Published by detlefpalm , 9 November 2018, 17h23.

Region: World » Italy » Sicilia
Date of the hike:18 June 2016
Hiking grading: T1 - Valley hike
Geo-Tags: I 
Time: 1:15
Height gain: 250 m 820 ft.
Height loss: 250 m 820 ft.
Route:2.9 Kilometer

La Rocca dominates the silhouette of Cefalu. A visit to Cefalu is not complete without the hike up to the castle. The mountain may have a fresh breeze when it is getting hot in Cefalu town.
Entrance is regulated by a gate near Piazza Garibaldi, where a fee is charged. The trail is well signposted, and not difficult. Excellent views across the old town of Cefalu are to be had from the "Belvedere", which would also make a good place for the picnic. Views from the top go further afar, in all directions.
Earlier trail descriptions indicate a loop hike circumnavigating the castle. At the time of our visit, the loop was blocked by a barrier. It also was apparent that this - now blocked - part of the trail is not without risk and certainly not suitable for children.

Bring water, as there is none on the hill.
Unfortunately, Sicily was hit by a series of wild-fires in Summer 2016. We had to evacuate our holiday home in the mountains above Cefalu. We climbed Rocca two days later and the devastating effects could be seen all along the coast.

Hike partners: detlefpalm

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