Short film guides to Cefalu and Palermo

Now you can discover the sites and sounds of Cefalù in our series of short and quirky 2 minute films, presented by an award-winning tourism film maker, Julian McDonnell from Joolz Guides. With a dash of quick witted charm, Joolz talks to locals and visitors, while giving us a potted history of Cefalù, with a day out in nearby Palermo too. So whether you have already booked a Massimo Villa in Cefalù or you are thinking of booking, these mini guides will give you a true flavour of what to expect.

Answer a question correctly about one of our short films and receive a 5% discount off a Massimo Villas 2018 holiday (on full price holidays only).  Please email us at for details.


Romance of Sicily with Massimo Villas – An award winning 30 minute film bringing together all the mini guides and more.
Cefalu Cathedral – A unique view of Cefalù’s historic centre and impressive cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lavatoio – A truly memorable guide to Cefalù’s medieval wash house.
Arancini and Mopeds – Taste fresh Sicilian arancini and whizz around Cefalù on a moped like a local.
Wine Tasting – Visit the vineyards and taste delicious wine at the winery of Santa Anastasia near Castelbuono.
Palermo street food part 1 – A day trip to Palermo for city buzz and a taste of street food at the Ballarò Street Market, just an hour by train or car from Cefalù.
Palermo street food part 2- Discover sfincione, gelato brioche, Teatro Massimo, the Piazza of Shame and the Quattro Canti in Palermo.
The Passeggiatta – Learn how to do a passeggiata and have an aperitif like a true Sicilian.
Boat Trip – Explore the stunning coastline around Cefalù by boat and discover Lucy’s Cave.
Castelbuono & Panettone – Just 40 minutes drive from Cefalù in the Madonie National Park is the medieval hill top town of Castelbuono. Find our more about local life in Castelbuono and discover Fiasconaro, the makers of the finest panettone in Italy.
Characters of Cefalu – Meet the locals for a slice of authentic, Sicilian, daily life in the historic centre.
La Rocca – Discover Cefalù from the top of La Rocca, the huge rocky crag which towers above the historic centre.
Cefalù Paradiso – a nostalgic take on Cefalù which recalls Giuseppe Tornatore’s film, Cinema Paradiso.
Private chef – Massimo’s team arranges a private chef to cook at Villa Mediterranea for a special evening meal.