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Via Vittorio Emanuele, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews wash clothes wash house running water medieval times underground river communal laundry cool spot the main street hidden away quick look middle ages historic place washing machine everyday life worth a short visit few steps hidden treasure
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure if these are used today but these are the ancient washing area of Cefalu. you can see the many different washing areas as well as see the water coming in along channels directly from the sea.. very interesting spot to see

Thank mooresy2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An accidental find while trying to find how to get to the jutting see wall. Quite interesting and unusual - worth a 3 minute detour to see.

Thank 514dougb
Reviewed 3 November 2018

An ancient communal laundry is to be found down a flight of stone stairs of one of the main streets in the heart of the old area of Cefalu. Fresh cold water still flows through the basins and wash board like structures hewn from the...More

Thank 1never2late
Reviewed 19 October 2018

An interesting place where one can see where and how they used to wash clothes in medieval times. Worth visiting. Free entrance.

Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Our guide took us here and demonstrated how they wash clothes in medieval times. It is accessed by elegant lava stone steps.The water comes from the underground River Cefalino comes to the surface. Took a great picture of my husband showing how he does laundry.

Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 13 October 2018

You could walk place this but it is worth a look. It's the old washhouse and there is no charge and open to the airIts also a favourite place for a musician to place themselves.There is a good restaurant at the top of the steps...More

Thank Susanlockyer
Reviewed 9 October 2018

a short walk from one of the entrances to the old part of the city, and down a few steps, amazing to think it was still in use up to a while ago!

Thank Gill N
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Free, interesting and a tad surreal I loved it great photos but the water is really cold (it washes up into the sea outside)

Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Found this by chance early this morning after getting off the train from Palermo. A great quirky find, which feels full of history in its walls. A lovely cool relaxed atmosphere too with the sound of water & stone. Had the place to ourselves for...More

1  Thank Lainey B
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Most interesting to see how people did their washing seven hundred years ago: fresh water from the spring going into lots of little basins with stone "washboards" in front of them...

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