CEFALÚ ACCESSIBLE TOUR – SICILY
Cefalù is a half-guided Accessible tour designed for wheelchair where you have the chance to visit one of the most marvelous Sicilian city.
Cefalù: the Italian city of the Sicily Island of ancient amazing mosaics, from the Arabs civility to the Normans.
“Cefalù” is a Sicilian ancient town near the city of “Palermo”, its charm as a medieval seaside village set on the edge of a cliff has long since crossed Italian borders and for more than half a century, flourishing again after the “Second World War” after the early splendor of the previous century, it has been consecrated as an international beach and historical touristic destination. ...
The town of “Cefalù'” is part of the Madonie Park, is included in the club of the most beautiful villages in Italy, the association of small Italian towns that stand out for their great artistic, cultural and historical importance, for the harmony of the fabric.
The town of “Cefalù'” which developed around the “Cathedral of Cefalù”, commissioned by “Ruggero II”, has preserved its ancient appearance over the centuries, with its narrow streets in the historic center, typically medieval. The buildings that enrich the town are architecturally ornate, and the numerous churches, some accessible and some not accessible, present show all the importance of the bishop’s seat. The accessible seaside village is particularly characteristic, with its old houses facing the sea.
The first step of “Romeanditaly group” Accessible tour is the accessible “Cathedral of the Transfiguration” is a minor basilica located in the historic center. The architecture of this amazing Cathedral follows the model of the great Benedictine basilicas, with a Romanesque style linked to Northern European style and enriched by Arab influences. Construction began in 1131 and over the years it has been embellished with amazing Byzantine mosaics by masters sent directly from Constantinople (the capital of the Byzantine Empire) by the king “Ruggero II”, who had it built after making a vote to the Santissimo Salvatore, when escaped a storm and landed on the beaches of the town. The cathedral was not consecrated until 1267. The Cathedral in 2015 it was declared a “UNESCO World Heritage Site”.
Then we will reach “The Rocca” rises to 268 meters above sea level and at its base is the historic town of Cefalù. On the way up, halfway up the slope, there are the remains of the “Temple of Diana”, a construction dating from the 9th century BC. On the north side of the walls, overlooking the Cathedral, a metal cross several meters high has been erected that lights up at night to dominate the view.
What are you waiting for? Join us in this incredible Cefalù Accessible tour!
Highlights and what's included
- Duration: Half Day
- Places of interest: SICILY – CEFALÚ
- Exclusivity: All our tours are PRIVATE, not sharing with other guests
- Languages: All languages available on request