CEFALÚ TOUR – SICILY
Cefalù is a half-guided tour where you have the chance to visit one of the marvelous Sicilian beach.
Cefalù: the Italian city of the Sicily Island of mosaics from the Arabs to the Normans.
“Cefalù” is a Sicilian 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 tourist 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 fabricThe town, 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 present show all the importance of the bishop’s seat. The seaside village is particularly characteristic, with its old houses facing the sea.
The first step of “Romeanditaly group” tour is the “Cathedral of the Transfiguration” is a minor basilica located in the historic center. Its architecture follows the model of the great Benedictine basilicas, with a Romanesque style linked to Northern Europe and enriched by Arab influences. Construction began in 1131 and over the years it has been embellished with Byzantine mosaics by masters sent directly from Constantinople by “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. It was not consecrated until 1267. The Cathedral in 2015 it was declared a “UNESCO World Heritage Site”.
Then we move to “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.
The lasts steps are the wonderful beaches. The beach is located a short walk from the city center and stretches for over a kilometer and a half. From the beach it is possible to enjoy an incredible backdrop, consisting of the fortress, the cathedral and the old port of “Cefalù”.
A beach that should not be missed on your holiday in “Sicily” is the “Caldura Beach”, just a few minutes from the center of town, whose scenery is totally different from the Lido di Cefalù: the beach consists of gravel, and the seabed soon becomes deep. Particularly suitable for diving enthusiasts, who can launch themselves from one of the many rocks that surround the beach, on the shoreline it is possible to rent the necessary equipment and eat at one of the refreshment points.
Dedicated to windsurfing enthusiasts, “Salinelle beach” is a long stretch of sand, on which it is possible to find both equipped and free areas. It is not a particularly suitable beach for children, as the seabed becomes deep in a few steps.
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