Real Estate in Cefalù
This three room apartment has an incredible location, directly on the main ‘Piazza Duomo’ of the historic coastal town of Cefalù. This square is famous not only within Sicily but worldwide, as the Cathedral from which it takes its name was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The old adage has it that the key to a wise real estate purchase is ‘location, location, location’ – on that basis this historic apartment in the centre of Cefalù is an absolutely unbeatable opportunity.
Measuring 60m2, Appartamento Piazza Duomo is found on the first floor of an historic medieval ‘palazzo’ or palace. Entering from the Piazza through an enormous doorway right next to Cefalù’s most popular cafe, Bar Duomo, you pass into an inner courtyard and find a wide staircase leading up to a gallery terrace. A modern elevator has also been installed for ease of access.
This internal courtyard offers peace and privacy from the bustling crowds outside on the square, and has been well maintained and decorated with traditional tiles and local plants. It makes a lovely spot to sit outside in the warmer months.
Appartamento Piazza Duomo is sold fully furnished, ready for immediate occupation. Everything you see in these photos is included, including the large TV, the comfortable sofa and the air conditioning unit. There could be no easier, more convenient way possible to buy a property as a holiday home or a tourist rental.
Inside the apartment, the first impression is that this is a space with historic bones but stylish modern design. Exposed sections of stonework reveal that this building has stood for centuries, while the remainder has been plastered to give clean, stylish lines with wooden accents. The space is efficiently used with fitted wardrobes and alcove shelving. This gives it a cosy feel, though the white walls, wide windows and tasteful lighting keep it from seeming cramped.
The principal space is an open living area with a kitchen at one end, where a neat island holds a sink, worktop and fitted oven. Off this lie a beautifully designed bathroom with shower, and the double bedroom. The materials used throughout both look and feel high quality, including the tiled floor.
With roots dating back to the fourth century BC, Cefalù is built in the shadow of a distinctive rocky outcrop, accessible by footpath and offering spectacular panoramic views. Beneath lies the Norman old town, with Piazza Duomo and the cathedral at its very centre. This area is restricted to motor vehicles, keeping it quiet and walkable, although residents may apply for car permits.
Just two minutes down the charming cobbled streets from Appartamento Piazza Duomo is a small harbour with a beautiful stone pier and sandy beach, and almost two miles of uninterrupted golden sand begin just around the corner.
The town has a proud culinary tradition, and is filled with excellent restaurants and food shops. If you are interested in learning Italian, our language school Solemar Academy is 10 minutes’ walk away. Even closer is the station, with regular connections to Messina and Sicily’s bustling metropolitan capital, Palermo. This can be reached in an hour by road or rail, and the city’s international airport connects to all major European hubs.
Inland lie the rolling hills of the Madonie Natural Park, and out to sea are the volcanic Aeolian Islands, visible from Cefalù on a clear day.
This property has been leased as a vacation property for the past two years, with summer rent reaching €180 per day. In the very heart of this picture-postcard tourist town you will never be short of a rental market if you would like to split time between your new Sicilian home and somewhere else. Property In Sicily would be delighted to offer our services to help you manage and take care of the apartment while you’re not around.
Modern glazing and central heating, as well as fittings for radiators to be installed make the property very suitable for year round use – as of course do the mild Cefalù winters – you can swim here until November!
Modern glazing and central heating, as well as fittings and connections which allow heating panels to be installed at a greatly reduced cost make the property very suitable for year round use. So, of course, do the mild Cefalù winters – you can swim here until November!
A truly beautiful conversion of an historic apartment in the centre of Cefalù, Appartamento Piazza Duomo is a superb investment at this price.