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Cefalù

Cefalù
Airport: Trapani - Palermo
Harbours: Milazzo - Palermo
See also: Cefalú area
Madonie park
North-west of Sicily

Cefalù is a world wide known tourist resort placed on the Tyrrhenian coast, 60 Km away on the eastern side of Palermo. The ancient Sicilian village was founded in the IV century B.C. and in the running of the centuries became – respectively – a Roman, Byzantine and Moslem town knowing its highest splendour under the Norman rule. Cefalù is situated inside an extraordinary and charming panorama among the huge sea horizon and the overhanging Fortress and the Norman Cathedral soaring above the town. Around the Duomo, real fulcrum of the medieval town planning, meander several narrow streets and you get the chance to admire a lot of churches and small Baroque and Renaissance mansions. Particularly worth visiting are: “l’Osterio Magno”, “il lavatoio Medievale” (the medieval washhouse), “il borgo Marinaro” (the fishermen hamlet), “il Tempio di Diana” (the temple of Diana) and the Mandralisca museum keeping rare archaeological remains and different ages’ works of art such as the extraordinary “Ritratto d’Ignoto” (Portrait of Unknown) by Antonello da Messina.

Distances

Gibilmanna is 20 Km away, Palermo is 60 Km away, Monreale is 70 Km away, Castelbuono is 30 Km away, Parco delle Madonie (Natural Reserve) is 40 Km away, Segesta 115 Km away, Trapani is 140 Km away, Erice is 150 Km away, Agrigento is 160 Km away, Catania is 170 Km away.

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