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Duomo di Cefalu, Cefalu

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Built after a vow made by the King of Sicily Roger II, Duomo di Cefalu is a Roman Catholic cathedral constructed in the Norman style. The basilica's fortress-like appearance looms over the medieval town, heralding the powerful presence of the Normans and the city's vulnerability to attack by sea. Pass through a large terraced parvise, or enclosed porch, that was once a cemetery with earth imported from Jerusalem. The spires of the two Norman towers on the cathedral's facade don't match. One symbolizes the papal authority, and the other is a symbol of royal authority. Michele Canzoneri designed the modern, abstract stained-glass windows in 1985. Add Duomo di Cefalu and other attractions to your Cefalu trip itinerary using our Cefalu trip itinerary builder.
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  • In April 2017 we could not admire them. Admission is free, so you do not lose anything, but they can not enjoy. Assumes that the cloister on the left have some precise capitals, I don't know, maybe are also being restored because there were few and very damaged in general.
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  • Amazing visit Lovely architecture Make sure you cover your legs as it's a holy place Huge cathedral in the heat of the town  more »
  • Cefalù is worthwhile for its streets, beaches and above all the welcoming Piazza del Duomo. The Cathedral is imposed with its 2 towers, with building for religious to the side. In the square there are nice cafes where you can relax and enjoy the views
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  • We had pizzas. They were good but... service is really poor. 25 minutes to get them! And they were half-warm, meaning it's just a question of service, not the cook. No bread to 'wait', whereas in Italy you pay for fork/knife and bread, 2.50€ here (2€ anywhere else in Cefalù with bread). We saw at least 2 other groups of people which left their table because of the long time waiting (angry), and maybe 2 others (maybe they just had a drink?). I've never seen that : they are 4-5 waiters and they can't handle 30 tables (100 people max).
  • Terrible service, ok food This place seems to live off its location. The service is awful. They look at you and don't even acknowledge you've spoken. Then they walk away. Food was ok but nothing special. There are much better places nearby.
  • great place with acceptable prices. Good espresso for 80 cent!
  • Great fresh cannoli at bar duomo for 2 euros each ! Delicious and fresh ! Can't miss it .
  • We had different dishes and both got sick. The waitress was extremely lovely and helpful.