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  • 1 Cathedral (Duomo) Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza del Duomo I - 90015 Cefalù

    The cathedral is the town's emblem. Roger II had construction work started on it in 1131. This building surrounded by palm trees is a magnificent piece of Romanesque architecture with a style that is more in keeping with the Norman style than that of..

  • 2 Osterio Magno Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Corso Ruggero I - 90015 Cefalù

    This was Roger II's favourite home before the one in Ventimiglia. You will notice that it bears two architectural styles. Its façade in volcanic rock and gilded stone with its two elegant two-colour gemeled windows dates back to the 13C.. The square ..

  • 3 Mandralisca museum(Museo Mandralisca)

    Museums and art

    Via Mandralisca 13 I - 90015 Cefalù

    This museum exhibits the collections bequeathed to the town by Baron Enrico di Mandralisca, a passionate 19C collector. There you can see a large numismatic s collection and many other paintings, a must see being the magnificent Ritratto d'Ignoto by ..

  • 4 La Rocca

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Vicolo Saraceni I - 90015 Cefalù

    La Rocca is the site where the town was originally established. Today, there are ruins from many different periods, including the pre-Hellenic temple of Diana and a castle built in the 12C and 13C. Walk along the crenellated walls to reach the promon..

  • 5 Gibilmanna sanctuary (Santuario di Gibilmanna)

    Religious buildings

    SS113 I - 90015 Cefalù

    This sanctuary dedicated to the Madonna is 800m above sea level in the middle of a forest of oak and chestnut trees. This one of six 6C sanctuaries by Gregory the Great. The current building is the product of a number of modifications made during the..

  • 6 Corso Ruggero

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Corso Ruggiero I - 90015 Cefalù

    The main street in Cefalù is named in honour of Roger II who ruled over the town during its most prosperous period. Directly overlying the ancient Roman decumanus, it splits the town into two areas: to the west, a maze of narrow streets dotted with s..

  • 7 Santa Maria alla Catena

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Garibaldi I - 90015 Cefalù

    The bell tower of the Baroque church of St Mary of the Chains incorporates the remains of the old town walls, which used to open out on to Piazza Garibaldi to form one of the town's four entrance gateways.

  • 8 Church of the Purgatory (Chiesa del Purgatorio)

    Religious buildings

    Corso Ruggero I - 90015 Cefalù

    A beautiful Baroque portal fronted by a horseshoe staircase welcomes you into the magnificent church in which you will see (on the right as you enter) the sarcophagus of the baron of Mandralisca.

  • 9 Cathedral square (Piazza del Duomo)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza del Duomo I - 90015 Cefalù

    The square, dominated by the cathedral is bordered by two palaces. Piraino palace (on the corner of Corso Ruggero) has a late 16C portal and Maria palace was possibly once a royal residence. The 17C Episcopal palace stands to the left of the cathedra..

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