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  • 1 Cathedral (Duomo) Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza del Duomo I - 90015 Cefalù

    This building surrounded by palm trees is built of golden-tinted stone which blends in perfectly with the cliff of the Fortress behind. And it is Roger II who we have to thank for this cathedral, fulfilling the his wow to build this church after surv..

  • 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

    The Rocca is the place where the town was originally established. Here there are ruins from many different eras including the prehellenic temple of Diana and a chateau built in the 12 and 13C. Walk along the crenelated walls to the promontory, but ta..

  • 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

    This the main street of Cefalu is named after Roger II who ruled over the town during its most prosperous period. Directly mapping the pre-existing Roman decumanus, it splits the town into two areas. To the west, there is a network of climbing narrow..

  • 7 Santa Maria alla Catena

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Garibaldi I - 90015 Cefalù

    Relics of ancient high walls, which used to open on the site of the piazza Garibaldi to form one of the town's four entrances, are kept in the tower of this Baroque church's campanile.

  • 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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