Cefalù is a coastal city in northern Sicily. As with many small towns in Italy, a cathedral dominates the main square, a 12th-century fortress-like structure with Byzantine mosaics and twin towers.
Cefalu is equally famous for its Norman cathedral built thanks to the Norman King Ruggero II (Roser II), it’s medieval old town, the archaeology museum ,and it’s beautiful beaches of Mazzaforno and Settefrati.
The historic district is surrounded by the famous Duomo. There is a lot to admire in the medieval Cefalù: Palazzo Maria in Piazza Duomo; the Osteria Magno and the medieval wash house (The Lavatoio), which can be reached by a lava stone staircase.
You cannot leave Cefalù without visiting the Mandralisca Museum where you can admire the splendid “Portrait of the Unknown” by Antonello da Messina.
Eating and Drinking:
Typical dishes of the village is pasta in the pan, seasoned with meat, fried aubergines, pine nuts, raisins and pecorino placed in layers in a large pan and (carne murata), which resembles a Norman stronghold, formed by layers of meat, onions, potatoes, fresh basil, oregano and pepper.
Cefalù offers a wide range of places to eat and drink. There are a number of restaurants for all budgets and street food stalls in different areas of the town.
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