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From Palermo: Monreale and Cefalù Half-Day Trip

1. From Palermo: Monreale and Cefalù Half-Day Trip

Escape the hustle and bustle of Palermo city center on a half-day tour to Monreale and Cefalù. Marvel at a Norman cathedral on the slopes of Monte Caputo, and learn the Greek and Medieval history of one of Sicily’s most beautiful towns. Following a pick-up from your hotel or the port of Palermo, transfer to Monreale where you will have approximately 1-hour to tour the Duomo. An official audio guide is included to learn the history of the 12th-century building, considered one of the greatest landmarks of medieval ecclesiastical architecture in the south of Italy. Then, drive along the north coast of Sicily, on route to the beautiful town of Cefalù. Sit back and relax on the 1.5-hour journey, and on arrival go to the 12th-century Duomo. See traces of the Middle Ages at the Osterio Magno. Get panoramic views from the Porta Terra. Discover Greek and Arabic pottery in the Mandralisca Museum, and walk down some curving stone steps to a picturesque cluster of 16th-century wash basins at the Lavatoio.

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What people are saying about Monreale

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 86 reviews

It has been a good experience. And I recommend that people try to get a tour, it was fantastic but did not have enough time visiting Monreale and Cefalù but made the most out of it. We only have a certain amount of time to breath the air and to also observe the chatedral in Monreale that had a special history. But if we could, we would go back there with our driver Micheal.

It was SO hot and this was the perfect way to do the tour. Wouldn’t have minded a bit more time to explore Monreale town but was enough to see the church and enjoy a coffee. The guide/Marco was smart, articulate, well educated and personable. Highly recommend.

Our driver Michael was excellent, informative and a good driver

The trip to Monreale and Cefalù was a pleasant day to get out of Palermo city The cathedral at Monreale is magnificent and for those with an extensive knowledge of bible stories would need to spend hours viewing the multitude of mosaics. Dont miss it.

It was a fantastic tour to Monreale and Cefalu! Our guide, Marco, told us about two thousand years of the Sicilian history while he was driving. We all enjoyed the travel and the service!

Very enjoyable

Would suggest a whole day in order to spend more time in both locations