Visita al Castello di Federico II e l’Abbazia di Santa Maria Del Bosco - Emerald - Residence Hotel Cefalù sul mare

Visit to the Castle of Federico II and the Abbey of Santa Maria del Bosco

If you love history and wish to experience a day out of Cefalù, immersed in the history and beauty of the Madonie Mountains, this one-day itinerary is for you. Amidst legends, spirituality and medieval fortresses, you cannot help but be enchanted and overwhelmed by the splendour of the most authentic Sicily.

The itinerary begins with a visit to the majestic Castle of Federico II, a veritable treasure chest of medieval treasures and secrets. Located in the town of Giuliana, it stands majestically on the surrounding hills, where the famous monarch himself ordered its construction in the 13th century. Of the castle, you can admire the mighty walls, the imposing towers and the majestic halls, discovering the history of the king stupor mundi and his court and letting yourself be carried away by the charm of times past.

After visiting the castle, the journey into the Middle Ages continues with a moment of refreshment at the Relais Abbazia di Santa Maria del Bosco. The Relais of Santa Maria del Bosco Abbey, part of Contessa Entellina’s cultural heritage, is an ancient 12th-century Cistercian abbey overlooking the beautiful Belice Valley. Here you can enjoy the excellent local cuisine and admire the landscape, while enjoying the characteristic tranquillity of the ancient monasteries.
The restaurant of the Abbey of Santa Maria del Bosco will offer you a unique culinary experience, based on the tradition of Sicilian cuisine and the quality of local products.

The afternoon promises to be just as evocative: you can enjoy the relaxation and tranquillity of one of the most enchanting places in Sicily, immersed in the beauty and peace of the countryside. Here you can sip a coffee in the garden or take a walk among the centuries-old olive trees surrounding the abbey, breathing in the fresh, fragrant air of this extraordinary land.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the magic of these places, thanks to our guided one-day itinerary that will take you to discover the most authentic Sicily.

For information and price, contact Gratteri Holiday.