Capo d’Orlando offers no ancient ruins, medieval churches or Baroque palaces. Instead you will find a well-run town offering everything you could want for a longer stay in Sicily.
The town's popularity stems largely due to it's beautiful coastline that offers the most wonderful views of the Aeolian Islands on the horizon. As a popular destination for tourists from all over Italy and other parts of the world, Capo d'Orlando has much to offer it's visitors in the way of shopping, eating out, beach facilities, entertainment and a good choice and range of accommodation.
Capo d’Orlando is not all about tourism, it is also a town where ordinary Sicilians live and work. Therefore the town has good train and bus connections to the rest of the island. The town also has a small marina for both fishing and tourist boats alike that offer transportation to and from the Aeolian islands during the summer season.
Capo D'orlando is also conveniently placed for trips to the nearby Nebrodi mountains in the protected region of Nebrodi National Park. Here you will find old villages which were once inhabited by Sicilian noble families. The districts in the area are now a nature reserve. Walking along the old paths and narrow passageways you get the most spectacular views of the sea and Mount Etna.
Excursions to Palermo, Etna and Messina are also recommended. A longer drive will take you to the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento and to Taormina.
From Capo d'Orlando we recommend the following excursions:
- Cefalù, where the old fortress and the Norman church dominate the town's profile and atmosphere
- The Aeolian Islands
- Naso 10 km from the coast
- The Nebrodi Mountains: The countryside of the Nebrodi Mountains consists of green meadows, shepherds' cottages and historical remains
- The old centre and the Greek theatre in Tindari