It was another beautiful sunny day in Sicily when we woke up this morning.
We had breakfast outside on a terrace slightly lower down in the same building as our apartment.
As we had some time before we needed to check out, we tried to sit and read a bit in the sun. It soon got too hot though!
Our plan for today was to drive from Castelbuono to the seaside town of Cefalù, which is on Sicily's northern coast.
We had a beautiful drive through the mountains and then along by the sea.
When we arrived, parking in Cefalù was a bit tricky, with lots of narrow streets to negotiate. It looked like a really pretty place though.
We could see a fortress on the hill behind the town, but didn't fancy climbing up to it.
We walked through the streets of the old town...
...getting some more great views up towards the fortress.
Down one of the side streets we passed we could just get a glimpse of the sea.
We passed the church of St Stefano, which looked very old...
...before arriving in a large square which is home to Cefalù's cathedral.
A cathedral was first built here in 1131 by the Normans, in a fortress style. It certainly looked very big and imposing.
From the cathedral we walked down more colourful little streets...
...until we got to the sea
I read in the guidebook that the beach at Cefalù is one of the most popular in Sicily, because it's very sandy. It certainly looked busy today!
It was lovely looking out to sea...
...and back inland towards the town.
When we got to the end of the pier, we could just make out the twin towers of the cathedral in the distance.
We walked back into the town in the hope of tracking down somewhere to get lunch.
After so much meat yesterday, we had a vegetarian day with a margherita and four cheese pizza
After lunch we had a long drive along the coast toward the B&B where we are spending the night. Because this seaside part of Sicily is so popular, I couldn't find anywhere affordable to stay along the coast at all, so had booked a place which is a few miles inland from the town of Tindari. We've got a lovely room...
...and our own terrace to sit on
There are amazing views, both of the nearby vineyard...
...and of the mountains behind.
We couldn't have hoped for a more beautiful place to spend our last night in Sicily