Lavatoio Medievale

The Lavatoio Medievale

The Lavatoio Medievale is a point of interest in Cefalu that cannot be missed, as it’s one of the many historical landmarks that one can visit throughout the region. The story behind the Lavatoio Medievale is an ancient one, as this is the area where the women would come to wash and rinse their family’s clothing during ancient times many centuries ago.


It’s also a very refreshing spot to stand and watch the water fill up the small pools, and just imagine what life was like back then. This gorgeous historical point of interest is easily accessed by walking, and is away from the sun’s unrelenting rays. From there, the water flows into a small channel and enters the sea. From a historical standpoint, the Lavatoio Medievale is a picturesque place to be. The sweeping steps that lead down to this ancient, but so beautiful, landmark has trees that literally come out of the steps, and are a guide to another world.


If you would like to stay awhile in this area, there is even a restaurant located near the stairs that has a decent view of the sea, and great food. This attraction is perfect for those who love to visit historical landmarks, and will even entertain the children because of the small pools of water.

Aleister Crowley – Thelema Abbey in Cefalu

Aleister Crowley was an eclectic and controversial character: artist, poet, Mystic, occultist and British thinker who can be considered one of the key figures in the history of esotericism and founder of modern occultism.

Crowley lived for about three years in Cefalù with his followers and was subsequently expelled from it for a fascist Ministerial Ordinance, for rites based on obscene behavior.

He dedicated his 72 years of life into sexual and magical rituals involving men, women and animals. He joined the Freemasonry and embraced various religions, and then break away from each of them, in favor of the cult of Thelema in which he saw  himself the new Messiah.

Historical, cultural and artistic heritage linked to Aleister Crowley in Cefalù, the Thelema abbey, is one of the most demolished places in Italy and perhaps in the world. Today it appears as an abandoned building and in disrepair, but has known days of lust and sin.

Thelema Abbey Cefalù” has organized for 2015 an interesting free meeting with the purpose of clarification, denials and unpublished information on Crowley and Thelema Abbey and to finance the project of the first museum of Crowley in Cefalù!.