Stay at one of Massimo’s Villas and explore the beauty of Sicily
Joolzy Productions were invited to come and make a film about the surrounding area and what sort of day trips are available to people that want to explore Sicily while staying in one of Massimo Villas’s properties in Cefalu.
So Julian McDonnell and Alexander Edward of Joolzy Productions teamed up with Nancy Jung from “Eat With Me Instanbul” to sample the delights of Sicily. Nancy is a chef, food blogger and wine lover who had a particular interest in the winery at Sant’Anastasia and the food market in Palermo, Ballaro. Our guide was Angelo who works at Massimo Villas as well as Marco, both of whom did a grand job of showing us as much as we could see in a week.
Amongst the places we visited is Castelbuono which is famous for its square where they filmed Cinema Paradiso. In fact, Cinema Paradiso was filmed in Cefalu too. Castelbuono is a real traditional old Sicilian town up in the hills and is a short drive from the Vineyard at Sant’anastasia. Don’t forget to try their speciality “Manna” a sweet resin from a tree which has medicinal qualities.
Cefalu itself is overlooked by an imposing rock “La Rocca” which provides a commanding view of the town if you have the energy to climb it. If not, there is plenty to see in Cefalu. Just make sure you see the mosaic of Jesus in the cathedral because they are sure to ask you about it! And if you like this video and would like a film made just get in touch on our contact page. Or have a look at some of our other work here.