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Cefalu or Tropea?

Old Mar 31st, 2019, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by zebec View Post
Hi Tobe,
If ever you might want info on a rental apartment in Cefalu, we'd be happy to pass along such. Our rental was right on the square and the flat was pretty good-- BUT ITS VIEWS WERE WORLD-CLASS! The apartment was one of 3 or 4 in the same building rented out by a consortium of friendly young guys and the common upper terrace provided peerless views of the Cathedral and the square. We've had passed along the contact info to other travelers.
Tante belle cose.
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could you please send me information re the apartment. thank you
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Old Mar 31st, 2019, 07:37 AM
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Yo Saw,
Here is that Cefalu rental info. Have a great trip. It has been 7 yrs since our visit to Cefalu, but I will assume that Francesco is still in business. We are not connected to him in any other way.

Francesco Barrale: mob. 39 3930263122
email: [email protected] fax 0921.925074. Our apartment was the 'Federico' and it was fine but lacked the tiny laundry corner that some of their other apartment units had. Btw, the aforementioned terrace is a large communal one. Incidentally, did you know that some scenes from 'Cinema Paradiso' were filmed in Cefalu?
Finally, some pronunciation: Petralia Sprano= 'peh-tray-lia....'
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Old Apr 1st, 2019, 03:57 AM
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I wish I would have thought about this sooner (and I cannot change the title of my post) but what if the question was Tropea or Taormina?

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Old Apr 1st, 2019, 06:12 AM
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Old Apr 1st, 2019, 01:21 PM
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Really enjoyed our time in Cefalu. Stayed in a big apartment (or part of a house) under the cliffs and overlooking the whole town and sea. Big roof deck. That was about 5 years ago so I don't remember the details.
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Old Apr 1st, 2019, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by tobeornottobe View Post
I wish I would have thought about this sooner (and I cannot change the title of my post) but what if the question was Tropea or Taormina?
Taormina is beautiful, but IME, unpleasantly jammed with daytrippers during the day. Seriously unpleasant. And it isn't on a beach -- it's above the beaches, which are in Giardini Naxos. When I was there, I thought Giardini Naxos a rather tacky tourist designation, but that could have changed.
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Old Apr 1st, 2019, 06:49 PM
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Here is some information beaches in Taormina. https://www.charmingsicily.com/en/taormina-beaches
There is a cable car that brings you from the village down.

During the day, the old town can be very crowded, but, besides the beach, you can get away with day trips to Mt. Etna or take a hike up to Castelmola, the little hill town overlooking Taormina.
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Old Apr 8th, 2019, 05:47 PM
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From what I have heard and from all of your advice, Taormina sounds beautiful but also touristy and tacky, whereas Tropea seems more authentic and equally as gorgeous.

Tropea it is. Can't wait!

Thanks for all of your help. I was leaning towards Tropea and now I am sure of our decision to go there.
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Old Apr 8th, 2019, 07:31 PM
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Taormina may often be heavily touristed but it is not tacky.
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Old Apr 9th, 2019, 02:06 AM
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You are right, bon_voyage. I didn't mean tacky in the traditional sense.

Usually, heavily touristed destinations are 'tacky' in the sense that they lose their authenticity by having to cater to so many tourists, especially day trippers and cruisers.
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