The Osterio Magno, historical dwelling between art and discovery

Handed over centuries as the Domus Regia, the first residence of King Roger II, the Osterio Magno, from the Latin hosterium that is a fortified palace, was built in the thirteenth century by the noble family Ventimiglia del Maro, marquises … Read More

‘Ntinna a mare between history and legend

“Copyright picture: Danila Saja” Dives into the water one after the other, thunderous applause, shouts of encouragement, the sea that glitters blindingly in the early afternoon sun, a crowd of colors on the beach, the names of the players shouted … Read More

The Feast of the people of Cefalù: the Santissimo Salvatore

Every year in Cefalù people anxiously wait for the first hot days of August to celebrate the Santissimo Salvatore, the historical patron saint of the city to whom the Cathedral Basilica is dedicated. The festivities begin on August 2nd with … Read More

The Towers of Cefalù Cathedral: a Dream come true

The Towers have been admired for centuries, by those who pass distractedly by the square or by those who stop to study the particular architecture… The Cathedral of Cefalù is known all over the world and is visited every year … Read More

The Canonical Cloister

The Canonical Cloister ( XII Century) is located along the northern side of the Cathedral. The Cloister with a rectangular plan was built at a lower altitude of 3.40 m compared to the floor of the church. It is the … Read More

The Mosaics: art and emotion

The visitor who enters into the cathedral is immediately attracted by the Mosaic of Christ Pantocrator that stands out in the apse basin. A triumphal arch borders the frontal mosaic decorations of the presbytery. The mosaics cover a total surface … Read More

The Cathedral of Cefalù: history and legend

The Cathedral of Cefalù was founded by King Roger II of Altavilla in 1131. According to legend, the construction of the building would occur as a consequence of a vow made by Roger to the SS. Salvatore in the middle … Read More

The Architecture of the Cathedral of Ruggero

The construction of the Cathedral of Cefalù was very complex and the initial project of king Ruggero was never finished as it is clear from many architectural details stylistically different and attributable to different construction techniques and historical periods. The … Read More

The Cathedral of Cefalù, World Heritage Site

The Cathedral of Cefalù has been included in the list of World Heritage Sites within the site “Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale” since July 3, 2015. The Unesco site counts nine monumental cultural goods, seven of … Read More