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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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Gainesville, Fl
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Budapest, Hungary
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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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Huron, Ohio
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30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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Oakland, California
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a good climb up. Don't wear sandals or thongs. We saw a woman in heels and a guy in thongs who didn't get far! Steep climb, well worth it for the views and good exercise too. Interesting history to the place - have a read before you go.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Don't wear sandals :) Well worth the 2 hour hike up this mountain for amazing views from all sides. At the top there are some ruins, sure, but they're nothing special compared to the gorgeous view.

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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

but well worth it. We took our time going up La Rocca and visited all of the remains doing the full circuit. The place is really well looked after and well worth paying 4 euro for. If it's warm and humid - and when isn't it in Sicily ? take plenty of water and regular breaks , the views are... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a great walk, but when you enter the gates you see a sign turn right for castello and left for the temple of Diana etc. turn left and keep on going. The direct route to the castello is steep and sweaty. Going left takes you to the old temple, to the walls with some amazing views, and if... More

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