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Cefalù is an old Norman town and picturesque seaside resort, perfectly situated within reach of the most interesting Sicilian sites; Palermo is only an hour away by motorway or train. Blessed with sandy beaches, narrow cobbled streets, an acclaimed museum (housing Antonello da Messina’s masterpiece, Portrait of an Unknown Man), an awe-inspiring Romanesque cathedral, Cefalù is not to be missed. The stunning mosaics which adorn the city’s cathedral are both the oldest Byzantine-Norman mosaics in Sicily as well as some of the finest in the world. Cefalù is prominently featured in John Julius Norwich’s history of Norman Sicily, The Kingdom in the Sun. The town was captured in the Oscar-winning film, “Cinema Paradiso”. Cefalù is located within the boundaries of the Parco delle Madonie, a 40,000 hectare nature reserve containing splendid mountain landscapes, ancient villages and numerous hiking trails. The Park is a “botanic paradise” possessing within its confines more than a half of the 2600 species known to Sicily.
The restored flat is in the town centre (closed to car traffic most of the day) in an old palazzo on the second floor without lift. the palazzo has always been a significant building in the old part of town, being without any doubt the most distinguished among the mansions along the sea front. So much so that it is briefly mentioned in Vincenzo Consolo’s bestselling novel The Smile of the Unknown Mariner (Carcanet Press, 1994). Its unique location right on the seafront with a magnificent view of the coast on one side, and looking out over the roof tops and the cathedral from the bedroom window, gives it its peculiar charm. The flat measures around 40 square metres. It sleeps two/three people. It consists of one bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom and a sitting room with two balconies over the sea, one of which is wide enough for a small breakfast table, or two deck chairs. You can sit in the living room or balcony and feel as if you were on a cruise, let yourself be lulled by the sound of the sea or contemplate the magic of its changing colours at different times of the day. Just below the flat there is a small sandy cove that can be reached very easily, while the main beach is only five minutes away.
The sitting room has a cooking corner with four gas-rings, a microwave, a small fridge and all indispensabile kitchenware. Iron and ironing board are also provided. An extra fold-up bed can be put in the sitting room for a third guest. The flat has air conditioning. It is rented for a minimum of one week, from Saturday to Saturday, unless otherwise agreed. Check in time 5 p.m, check out 9,30 a.m. (This is to allow for the cleaning but if there is no previous occupant, check in can be arranged for an earlier time).
The price includes one gas cylinder, bed linen and one complete set of towels p.p., final cleaning, electricity up to 25 Kw per week (electricity in excess generally due to the use of air conditioning, to be paid at current price). The flat is booked on reception of an advance of 30% of the total amount. The balance of rent to be settled on entering the flat. A deposit of 200 euros is required as caution money, to be returned on leaving the flat if there is no damage.
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|Children Welcome||Smoking Allowed|
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