Lat: 38° 1' 59.63586" N - Long: 14° 1' 2.615847" E
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Attended by an international tourism, Cefalù offers a clean sea with a beautiful coastline; hotels and tourist villages for all needs; equipped beaches, safe and animated; services and cultural itineraries.
Its territory offers beautiful walks that allow you to enjoy the surrounding nature that also offers archaeological areas, megalithic temples and important monumental works.
It is a small seaside town, with a little port from which you can see the characteristic sea front of the walled town, with arches that shelter the boats.
Cefalù is one of the major seaside resorts in the province of Palermo.
The town, which is part of the Madonie Park, is included in the club of the most beautiful town in Italy.
The urban area is bordered by a large block of walls dating back to the end of the 5th century BC.
The walls are still visible along the coast where they fit directly on the cliff, giving Cefalù the characteristic of "fortress built above the rocks".
The name of the Cefalù derives from Cefa, which means "head" and is probably related to the shape of its promontory.
Many of the monuments of Cefalù date back to the Norman period, such as the church of St Giorgio, the wash house, the cloister of the cathedral, the "Palazzo Maria" and the Osterio Magno.
The town reached splendor and wealth and, by the will of Roger II, the grandiose Cathedral was built and the urban structure enlarged.
In 1348 the town passed into possession of the Chiaramonte family, then of the Ventimiglia family and finally became a possession of the bishop of Cefalù.
Between 500 and 600 the urbanization was completed with the construction of numerous convents of the various religious orders, including those of the Dominican and Carmelites, and several noble palaces overlooking the central Corso Ruggero, giving the definitive imprint to the historical center.
In 1752 Cefalù became a destination for the Grand Tour of Sicily.
One of the craters of the planet Mars, thanks to the scholar Livio Tornabene, was named after Cefalù.
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