You can park free of charge on the white lines in the centre of Cefalù except where the vertical signs indicate “Only for Residents,” (Solo per residenti), in which case, the parking is reserved only for residents with a blue or red permit.
The Port of Cefalù is another area where it is possible to park for free but just be careful not to park along the street that leads to the port because you may get a parking fine. You can reach the historic city centre easily from the port of Cefalù on foot in 10-15 minutes.
Parking in the areas with blue lines must be paid for at a cost of €1.00 per hour up to a maximum of €6.00 for the whole day. You can purchase parking tickets from the ticket dispensers which are situated near the blue lines or, alternatively, you can buy them from any tobacconists.
It is also possible to park your car in a secure parking area such as the one on the seafront of Cefalù for example (just after the Hotel Riva del Sole). You can also leave your car here for up to 24 hours. There are two further parking areas in Via Verga, (across the street from Via Roma) and at Cefalù’s Central Station. Both of these are guarded during the day and once again, the hourly cost is €1.00.
If you are unfortunate enough to get a parking fine whilst in Cefalù, here is the link enabling you to effect payment on-line: click here to pay the fine on-line.
When is the best time of year to visit Cefalù?
The best months in which to visit Cefalù are definitely April, May, September and October.
During these months, the temperature is somewhat milder and hasn’t yet reached the peaks of summer or the winter lows. Another plus is that during these months, this wonderful Norman town is not overly crowded with tourists as it is in July and August. Our advice would always be to spend at least 3 nights in Cefalù!