15 Hotels in Cefalů, Italy
Cefalů is a small town that overlooks the northern coast of Sicily, about 70 km from Palermo. The city is part of the Regional Park delle Madonie, which safeguard the rich historical and natural heritage of this area. Its origins go back to the fifth century b.C. when the Greeks called the existing village Kefaloidion, namely cape, because the village was set at the foot of a promontory. After the Roman and the Arab domination the city passed in 1063 to Norman, who governed it for nearly three centuries. In this period, positive, date back many of the historical buildings of the town.
The main monument of Cefalů is without doubt the Cathedral, built by Roger II in the twelfth century. Inside are preserved some of the most beautiful mosaics of Sicily, for the achievement of which were called artists from Byzantium. The main figure is the Christ Pantocrator that dominates all the nave. On the side walls are depicted many prophets and saints. Also worth visiting the Museum of Mandralisca, which houses valuable paintings, including the famous Ritratto d'ignoto of the great Renaissance artist Antonello da Messina.
The main street is Corso Ruggero that divides the city in the old part, perched on the promontory, and the new one that overlooks the beautiful coastline. For those who like hiking worth achieving the Rocca, both for the beautiful scenery that for the ruins of the Greek Temple of Diana. But Cefalů is also rich of magnificent beaches. The main one stretches for nearly 2 km in front of the city and is equipped with seaside resorts, bars and restaurants. Nearby there is the famous beach Finale di Pollina, with a splendid lens sea.
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Longitude:14° 84' 0'' E (14.016667)