with pool and panoramic view

Turismo Rurale Cefalù is a cottage with a large swimming pool and a panoramic terrace that opens on Cefalù sea.

A block of flats immersed in a wooded environment in the heart of Madonie Park, in Sicily.

If you want a rest made of nature and relaxation near to the sea and Cefalù, you are welcome!


Take advantage of our offers and enjoy a stay of relaxation and nature at the gates of Cefalu!

Turismo Rurale Cefalù


Turismo Rurale Cefalù is a true oasis of green relaxation and full of comfort, far from the city stress immersed in the woods and in the Madonie Park, just 5 minutes from the sea and 6 km from the historic centre of Cefalù. The residence, which is a typical stone building, has been restored respecting the tradition and using eco-friendly materials.

The large park of about 10 hectares gives the possibility of walking or mountain biking. You will love the special feeling of being immersed in nature, with the colours and climate of the hill, near the sea. A complete and relaxing hug. The tranquillity, the silence, the open spaces make the best of a holiday in the countryside with the plus of a beautiful view of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

A warm and family hospitality that is always characterized by sincere cordiality will great you. There are many and varied services at your disposal: the swimming pool with solarium area, accessible during the summer, as well as the large indoor parking. The entire structure can also be rented as a villa for groups of friends or families.

Turismo Rurale Cefalù is a destination suitable for romantic stays of couples, for family holidays with children of all ages, but also for groups of friends looking for a landing far from the chaos to embrace the quiet of the hill and the sea not far away.



The B&B is located in an environment rich in naturalistic ideas with 10 hectares of cork forest and countless endemic Mediterranean varieties.

The blue Tyrrhenian Sea is the backdrop with the Aeolian Islands on the horizon.

The spaces of the countryside that surrounds the central complex of Turismo Rurale Cefalù consist of olive trees and fruit trees gardens. The main agricultural activities are olive growing, forestry and horticulture.

In the centre of the garden stands a large hackberry, an almost twenty meters high tree with a short and robust trunk characterized by powerful ribs which blooms between April and May. Its large branches provide areas of shade in summer thanks to a rather dense, expanded, almost perfectly rounded foliage. It is a very long-lived, to the point of becoming centuries-old, teaching the art of patience and resilience even in adverse conditions as only nature can do being the perfect metaphor of life.



There are 5 rooms in Turismo Rurale Cefalù that are located on the first floor of the building. The rooms, which are all with wooden ceilings and exposed beams, are furnished with Sicilian style furniture, reproduced by the master craftsmen of Santo Stefano di Camastra in emulation of the 20th century style. The beds are equipped with comfortable box spring. The floors are in terracotta or glazed ceramic.

The rooms are divided into 4 types, from single to quadruple, to satisfy guests' space needs. Each room has its own bathroom with shower and is equipped with a hairdryer. The rooms are equipped with TV, Wi-Fi connection, independent air conditioning and central heating.

Depending on the position, from the rooms you can appreciate a beautiful garden view, or the swimming pool or the sea. Some rooms additionally have a sofa bed.

A common room with sofas and fireplace is available to guests.

Deluxe Double Room

It is a large and bright room, romantic for the couple, with embroidered curtains and bedspread. The wooden ceiling is characterized by exposed beams. The bed is equipped with comfortable box spring while the solid wood furniture contributes to give a rustic but refined style to the room. The floors are in terracotta or glazed ceramic. The room has a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, courtesy line.

  • surface area: approximately 14 m²

  • max 2 guests

  • double bed

  • private bathroom with shower

  • air conditioning

  • wooden furniture


Deluxe Triple Room

The triple room, perfect for a family or a group of friends, is bathed in natural light, with a wooden roof and exposed beams. The room is equipped with a double bed and a single bed. The beds are equipped with comfortable box springs. The floors are in terracotta or glazed ceramic. This accommodation has a private bathroom with shower and all bathroom fixtures, toiletries and hairdryer.

  • room size: approximately 21 m²

  • max 3 guests

  • double bed + 1 single bed

  • bathroom with shower

  • air conditioning

Deluxe Family Room

It is a large and bright room, suitable for the family. Equipped with a double bed and a sofa bed, it can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people. It is equipped with private bathroom with shower, all bathroom fixtures and hairdryer.

  • surface area: approximately 23 m²

  • max 4 guests

  • double bed + sofa bed

  • private bathroom with shower

  • air conditioning


Single room

It is the ideal accommodation for those travelling alone and wanting a private and comfortable place. The room is furnished with solid wood furniture in Sicilian style from the early 1900s and terracotta floors. It is equipped with private bathroom with all bathroom fixtures, hairdryer and courtesy line.

  • size of the room: approximately 9 m²

  • max 1 guest

  • bathroom with shower

  • air conditioning

  • wooden details



Turismo Rurale Cefalù offers a truly complete and immersive experience.

We make guests can enjoy a series of activities dedicated to nature, good food and relaxation which will contribute to personalize your stay with us in a unique and exclusive way.

Relax in the swimming pool

Turismo Rurale Cefalù has a small sky-blue oasis of freshness and relaxation: it is the swimming pool, a place to spend moments of leisure or simply relaxation immersed in the serenity of the surrounding nature.

With its generous 16 meters in length and 6 meters in width, the farmhouse swimming pool is an inviting expanse of water. Its depth varies gently from 1.10 meters to 2.30 meters, making it suitable for both expert swimmers and the youngest guests of the farm. The large solarium, with exposure and views towards the sea, is furnished to provide guests with every comfort, including shower and toilet. To guarantee the maximum comfort to our guests, we offer a complete service: you can rent high-quality pool towels directly at the hotel reception and find refreshment thanks to the bar service. For those who prefer the sea to the swimming pool, the beaches with mixed sand and pebbles equipped with lidos are about 2 km from us, just 5 minutes by car.


Sicilian breakfast with view

The hospitality of Turismo Rurale Cefalù includes a rich breakfast. Every morning from 8:00 to 9:30 a delicious breakfast awaits you outdoors. A very assorted special breakfast is served on our enchanting terrace with a panoramic view of the hills of the Sicilian countryside and the sea.

Breakfast is a journey through the authentic flavours of the island: you will find homemade cakes, seasonal fruit, yogurt, crunchy biscuits, and a variety of artisanal jams. To satisfy every taste, breakfast includes sweet and savoury products: we offer freshly baked hot sandwiches, fragrant croissants, freshly prepared eggs, tasty omelettes, delicious cold cuts, and also fresh fruit juices and crunchy cereals for an energy boost. Please inform us in advance so that we can ensure a breakfast tailored to your dietary needs.

Experiencing Nature

Turismo Rurale Cefalù is immersed in an estate of over 10 hectares, where olive trees and typical plants of the Mediterranean scrub are grown. Here you can rediscover the pleasure of coming in contact with nature, walking outdoors in an uncontaminated environment, immersing yourself in intense sounds and scents, sharing authentic time with family, friends or the person of your heart. The splendid Madonie Park scenery will reconcile you with the most intimate part of yourself.

Upon request, we can book horseback rides for our guests, trekking routes among the natural paths of the Madonie and excursions in the Park with an environmental guide (available in Italian, English, French), bike tours with bike rental, guided tours on the Rocca di Cefalù, in Gratteri and Castelbuono.

These are all great ways to explore the natural beauty of your surroundings and add a dose of adventure to even the most relaxing holidays.


Food Experience

Sicily must be savoured!

Turismo Rurale Cefalù is a place that tells of its bond with the land and with the most genuine flavours of the territory.

It is possible to book to have lunch or dinner in the farmhouse with a menu dedicated to guests' requests. We naturally suggest a menu with local and typical Sicilian recipes, because Sicily is a true "gastronomic continent" capable of conquering all palates.


Starting from Turismo Rurale Cefalù, you can enjoy daily excursions to many of the most fascinating destinations in Sicily: first of all Cefalù and its treasures, Palermo and Monreale, Santo Stefano di Camastra with its ceramics, Castel di Tusa and the Fiumara d'Arte, Erice and Segesta, Taormina and Mount Etna, Piazza Armerina and the mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale, the archaeological park of Agrigento and the Aeolian Islands.

The cottage is located on the state road that leads to Messina. It is a panoramic road that runs along the northern coast of Sicily. Travelling along it you can admire enchanting landscapes and poetic sunsets.



Cefalù is a concentration of treasures, a seaside city with a fascinating culture that deserves an in-depth visit.

Its origins date back to the 4th century B.C. but it was under Norman rule that it grew in great splendour with the expansion of the urban structure and the construction of the Cathedral commissioned by King Roger II. The Greeks called it Kephaloidion (chief, head), from the shape of the fortress that dominates it, a term which in the local dialect was transformed into Cifalò and then into Cefalù.

If you have only one day to visit the city, the following is an itinerary that will allow you to discover the main places of interest. Start your day by visiting the magnificent Cathedral of Cefalù, one of the jewels of Norman architecture in Sicily, admire its imposing towers, the refined thirteenth-century façade, the decorative details, the grandiose interior with three naves and the precious Byzantine mosaics on a gold background that decorate the walls and vault of the church. After visiting the Duomo and enjoying a good lemon granita in one of the historic bars in the centre, it is time to have a walk along the Cefalù seafront.

Continue your day in Cefalù by visiting the Mandralisca Museum, which houses a rich collection of art and historical artefacts, including the famous "Portrait of an Unknown Man" by Antonello da Messina dated 1470. The climb to the Rocca di Cefalù is a little more challenging: it is the rocky promontory at the foot of which the seaside village develops, but once at the top all your effort will be rewarded in the presence of a breath-taking view of the city and the sea. The hike to the top may take a little time, but it's so worth it.

The streets of the historic centre of Cefalù are a concentration of beauty, colour and Sicilian folklore: you can admire the traditional architecture, go shopping in the local boutiques and taste the delicacies of Sicilian cuisine in the numerous restaurants that overlook every alley. Before concluding this day, treat yourself to a little relaxation on the splendid beach of Cefalù kissed by the sun that shines on our island.

Main points of interest in Cefalù

Cefalù Cathedral: built in 1131 by Roger II, one of the greatest examples of Norman art and architecture in Sicily

The Rocca of Cefalù: overlooks the city and offers suggestive views and exciting sunsets

Mandralisca Museum: displays the archaeological and artistic collections that Baron Enrico Piraino of Mandralisca gathered in the last century

Porta Pescara or Porta Marina

Medieval wash house

Cefalù seafront

Sant'Ambrogio and Kalura beaches


The Madonie

The Madonie are a jewel of natural, historical and landscape beauty that time has not corrupted. Destination for itineraries full of emotion, they represent one of the most fascinating areas of Sicily. The Madonie extend like a short mountain ridge along the Tyrrhenian coast of the island, embracing the sea with their majesty.

The Madonie Park is a true treasure to explore, where natural paths intertwine between picturesque villages to tell a story rich in local traditions. Covered by thick wood, it is home to over half of the Sicilian plant species and in particular a large part of those exists only in Sicily. The varied fauna consists of more than half of the bird species, all the mammal species and more than half of the Sicilian invertebrate species. The small inhabited centres, located radially around the central massif, are rich in history, archaeology and traditions to discover.


Castelbuono is an enchanting village on the slopes of the Madonie Mountains, ideal for a day trip during your stay at Turismo Rurale Cefalù.

The Ventimiglia Castle is unmissable. The name of Castelbuono originates from the fact that today's town developed around the castle built in 1316 by Francesco I Ventimiglia. The medieval castle with square corner towers is one of the main visited tourist-cultural sites today in the village. The heart of Castelbuono is its charming historic centre, characterized by narrow paved alleys and ancient stone buildings. Walking through its streets is like taking a journey back in time, among artisan shops and picturesque courtyards.




Via Lancenia 22, 90015 Cefalù (Palermo)

- check in: 15:00 – 22:00
- check out: 7:00 – 10:00
- seasonal opening: from April to November


from Cefalù / Palermo

From Cefalù, take the state road S.S. 113 towards Messina. At Km 182 (3 km from Cefalù), immediately after a bridge under the railway numbered 29, you will find a crossroads with a tourist sign on the right. Then follow this road uphill for about 2.2 km following the signs until you reach house number 22 which is on the right side.

Turismo Rurale Cefalù

Agriturismo Cefalù di Fertitta Eleonora Vera
Via Lancenia 22 - Cefalù (PA) – Sicily

P.IVA: 05345230824

Photos by Giuseppe Terrasi HUB87


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