Visit Capo d'Orlando
Capo d'Orlando is a seaside resort on the coast of north-east Sicily, to the east of Milazzo.
Explore Capo d'Orlando
Italy This Way comment: although it is a small resort with limited shops and cafes, Capo d'Orlando is a nice clean resort with a long beach and a pleasant place to spend a relaxing day at the beach, perhaps as somewhere to pass one night as you do a tour of the island, although personally we would not choose to spend an extended period here
The beach is the principal attraction in the town. It is about two kilometres long, and a mix of sand and shingle. At the northern end of the beach there is a lighthouse at the point of Capo d'Orlando, where there are also some rocks to clamber around.
Immediately behind the beach there is a promenade, a cycle path and a row of palm trees, all of which seems to have been updated very recently. The other side of the road next to the promenade there are several restaurants, although the sea front is mostly apartments providing very easy access to the sea.
In the town centre and streets leading away from the beach there are a good number of shops and restaurants, but overall there is not a great deal to see and do in Capo d'Orlando except go to the beach and follow the promenade. There are also a church and a small park with the town war memorial, and quite a lot of streets of apartments.
To the east of the cape there is another beach, called the Spiaggia San Gregorio, with similar characteristics to the beach in the town centre, and several rocks in the sea adding scenic interest. The Capo d'Orlando marina is close to the beach of San Gregorio.
A walk from the town leads up the hill to the sanctuary and the ruins of a castle. Although these are not very exciting to see, the walk is very pleasant because of the far reaching views across the town and the sea, and even better if you can do the walk to see the views at sunset.
About 20 kilometres east of Capo d'Orlndo at Tindari you can visit the impressive sanctuary as well as one of our favourite archaeological sites in Sicily, with a Roman basilica and an ancient theatre.
You can find more local travel ideas in the Sicily guide.