Sights of Cefalù


Mandralisca Museum

The Mandralisca Museum is a small museum located in Cefalù, a short walk from the Cathedral. It was founded thanks to the testamentary donation of Francesco Pirajno, Baron of Mandralisca, who during his lifetime had amassed a vast collection of artifacts and artwork

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The Osterio Magno

The Osterio Magno is one of the iconic buildings of Cefalù. Built in the early 1300s, it was the winter residence of the powerful Ventimiglia family. Various restoration works have brought to light some pre-existing rooms dating back to the period between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.

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Rock of Cefalù

The Rocca di Cefalù, together with the Cathedral and the medieval wash-house, is one of the symbols of this splendid seaside town. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the promontory, from the Hellenistic age on, acquired an increasingly important role in the defense against attacks from the sea.

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Court of the Stars (Cefalù)

The Corte delle Stelle (Court of the Stars) in Cefalù is a building designed in 1984 by architect Marcello Panzarella. This space, created as a support to the Auditorium set up in the nearby Church of the Annunziata, is used for exhibitions and cultural activities.

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The Postierla of Cefalù

The Postierla of Cefalù, or small back door, is an opening carved into the megalithic walls, the ancient fortifications of the Greek era. The opening was made so that the inhabitants could more easily reach a freshwater spring that emerged just a few meters from the sea.

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Municipal Theater of Cefalù

The Teatro Comunale of Cefalù (Municipal Theater), dedicated to the violinist Salvatore Cicero, is one of the little jewels of the city. Originally built in 1816, the building has undergone modifications and extensions over the years, but has maintained its original appearance.

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Abbey of Thelema (Cefalù)

Thelema Abbey is the name Aleister Crowley gave to the house where he lived in Cefalù for three years. The English magician and occultist completely covered the walls with erotic frescoes, which were covered over by the local population after his expulsion from Italy.

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