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La Rocca

Top of Hill, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Cefalu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Outdoors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very good, although going up and down was quite scary. You walk next to a sheer drop with no barriers in between you and the drop! It has a very nice view from the top, and there were many ruins to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We looked forward to ascending to the top in the clarity of the afternoon sunshine. After getting our ‘passes’ we enjoyed the walk all the way. There were wonderful views over Cefalu, with the Duoma particularly standing out in its full extent. The fortress was fascinating in its expansiveness. The panoramas along the coast and of the deep blue bay... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Best view from top hill, not sure to the castle, because it was difficult to walk on many stones and climb hills. So to the point telling you --view point on the left and castle on the right, turn left. All what you need to see is there. Nothing to complain, just pity it is not well known and people... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

fantastic views from the top but a gruelling walk to get there. 4 euros to punish yourself but worth it when you get to the top

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Gainesville, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was a bit annoyed that our friends were going to be relaxing on the beach and my husband wanted to climb La Rocca. And yes, I whined most of the way up ( it's rather strenuous)... However, the view from the top is SPECTACULAR . Worth every step! Wear good shoes, take water, and you will NOT be disappointed!

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Really this is quite an easy walk up the hill....for most reasonably fit folks less than 30 mins. I wore my Keene sandels and these worked just fine. The ruins are not much but the views are wonderful! We went first thing in the morning. They open at 0900. We were the only ones on top when we were there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A great morning trip to strech your legs. Nice views, nature, trails, ruins, you name it. Costs about €5 or €8 per person though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Yes, best to go early depending on what time of year could get hot. The views are nothing short of spectacular. I wish i had great pictures like many of the other travelers, but unfortunately for some reason our battery wouldn't allow. OH well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I liked the panorama one can enjoy once on the top. Do take a bottle of water on a hot day and make sure you use toilets before coming there as public toilets are nowhere to be found around there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

La Rocca is great to look at from town, but the view from the top (especially east and south) is even better. If you're in decent shape it won't take that long to climb, and it's worth paying the park entrance fee to go up. Good shoes are a must, and remember to bring water.

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