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Worth the climb for the view

Large rock at the end of Cefalu. There are ruins and a steep path to the top. The view is amazing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
travellingmanny
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Somerset UK
Spectacular vista

Amazing views overlooking Cefalu and along the coast are the ample rewards for climbing to top of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
1never2late
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North Mackay, Australia
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All reviews worth the climb worth the effort bring water fantastic views ticket machine flip flops half way take your time great hike interesting ruins wear good shoes walking shoes bottle of water loose stones archaeological site tough climb nice walk
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Large rock at the end of Cefalu. There are ruins and a steep path to the top. The view is amazing when you get there. Half way up there is a view from the path just above the height of the old town which is very interesting

Thank travellingmanny
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views overlooking Cefalu and along the coast are the ample rewards for climbing to top of the 250 m La Rocco. Look for the signposted path along the right side of the Duomo in the main piazza. Follow the signs to the base of the climb where a £4 entry fee is required. You will need to have the correct coinage to feed the ticket machine
The first part of the climb is largely up stone stairs, up past an ancient stone wall. Here one can go left to the Temple of Diana or right to continue to the top. The path deteriorates and becomes rougher with some loose stones toward the peak, for this reason proper footwear is recommended. The climb is achievable for anyone of reasonable fitness, just take you time.
Allow several hours to fully explore the various ruins and the appreciate the scenery which just gets better and better as you climb higher. Best to avoid the heat of the middle of the day as there is little shade and take plenty of water.

Thank 1never2late
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

to get to the top but well worth the effort for the view. And going down again is a lot faster of course

Thank Castaway007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great climb (only one way up and down) with tremendous views at the top. Historically fascinating. Most people were finding the descent trickier than the climb.

Thank kpatri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climbing La Rocca is a must in Cefalu. Take some water with you especially if you do it during the warm hours. Each step is worth the effort to have the fantastic view on the coast and the mountains.

Thank Elidoca
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the 4 Euro entry fee. Incredible views over Cefalù.

Very demanding walk up the rock so come prepared, and maybe consider a picnic and taking 2-3 hours at a leisurely pace as there’s a lot more to see than you might realise.

One of the best things we did in Sicily.

Thank jamiej1975
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a €4 each charge and discount for over 65's.If it's very hot best to do early morning or late afternoon but depending on time of year it will tell you when it will close.Its a good idea to take water and wear sensible shoes.Its a steep climb and you should allow yourself at least 2 hours to explore the whole area.There is a ruined castle with great views down east and west of Cefalu.Than drop down to Diana Temple and the cross that lights up at night above the town.Its also give you a good view down into the old town and harbour of Cefalu.

1  Thank Susanlockyer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this walk in a group of 5 and it was very enjoyable. We arrived at 9am as recommended by reviews and it was a great time to do it with very little Congestion.
The views are amazing and have to be see while in cefalu.

Thank Joshua C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you are fit and wear flat sensible shoes, preferably running shoes. The trails are very uneven and steep in parts but the view is worth it, we got lost going down and it gets very hot. Take water and have correct coins for ticket as they don't give change.

1  Thank Maddie M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started around 0830 to avoid the midday heat and using an old map (mistake) walked around the Rocca ( not just climbing to the fort on the very top). We climbed up to the temple of Diana and then walked down to the battlements overlooking the old city and the bay. Fabulous views but getting this far was hard work for this fairly fit mature couple. Used to the ups and downs of the Cornish coastal path we walked clockwise around the rock. The route is not safe and goes extremely close to the cliff edge. Not for children. We walked further up into the woods off track, which was hard work and needs a good sense of direction and picked up the battlements again overlooking the east side of Cefalù and the marina. Rocky paths but eventually finds the path up to the fort and also down to the exit. Good challenging walk about 3 hours with stops. Walking shoes/boots read and water. Really great views all round and lots of interesting archeology.

Thank Peter H
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