Capo d’Orlando is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Tyrrhenian coast.
It is about one hour away from Cefalù, towards Palermo and Milazzo, on route to Messina.
It is also the perfect starting point for adventurous trips out of town, exploring the Sicilian villages, that sit between the sea and the mountains.
Capo d’Orlando is associated with the famous writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, cousin of the Baron Lucio Piccolo di Calanovella who, as a guest at Villa Vina, wrote most of his masterpiece The Gattopardo. Villa Piccolo, together with its park, is located on top of a magnificent hill overlooking the Capo d’Orlando plain. This 19th-century complex is now a museum managed by the Fondazione Famiglia Piccolo of Calanovella.
The town centre of Capo d’Orlando stretches out along the coast towards a promontory with a fabulous view of town.