Cefalù, a charming town on the northern coast of Sicily, 74 km from Palermo, juts out into the sea at the foot of a massive cliff in the shape of the head or the head from which it derives the name " Cephaloedium ."
Of unknown origin has on the headland, remains of fortifications, a castle and a megalithic building known as the "Temple of Diana". Passed through the domain of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, is known for its Arab-Norman Cathedral, built by Roger II, the magnificent polychrome mosaics where stands the figure of Christ Pantocrator Blessing.
The country, which has medieval details, has other valuable art treasures such as: Wash basin, the Great Osterio, the Cefalu Cathedral, within which is housed the famous " Portrait of an Unknown Man" by Antonello da Messina, cloister and the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna, significant religious and cultural center, 15 km from Cefalu.
Cefalu is the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy, for natural and artistic beauty, cultural events, performances of various art, services, climate, cuisine and hospitality.
City of great interest for tourists, because of its location, make it an excellent base for exploring other places in Sicily.