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Casa Cifali

  • Writer's pictureMassimo

Cefalu one of the most beautiful Sicilian villages

A small village overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the foot of a promontory. It is one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. The town has narrow streets typical of the medieval period showing that the city over time has not changed so much. It is easy to spend an afternoon or evening wandering through these narrow streets full of shops, bars and restaurants. One of the things that excited me most was the communal wash house built by the Normans, where women went to wash their clothes. It draws its continual water supply from an underground river. The main attraction of the city is the cathedral. The monument has a Romanesque style, with a mixture of Byzantine, Arabic and Norman features. In 2015, the cathedral was named an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its internal mosaic depicting Jesus Christ is a sight not to be missed. The whole city center is dotted with palaces, fishermen's houses, and churches. Outside the church is the town square where there are places to stop for a coffee or gelato, and do a little people watching. If you have a lot of energy, I recommend you go up the hill leading to the fort. From there, there is a view that will take your breath away. Here you will find the remains of other previous civilizations.

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