Cefalù shore excursionCefalù shore excursion

Private cruise excursion from Palermo port of call. 

 

 

A place of passionate myths, linked to Daphnis, Hercules and Diana, the town stands by the sea dominated by a promontory called "La Rocca" which was considered sacred during ancient times

 

 


We will drive to Cefalù, a medieval town founded by the Norman King Roger II during the twelfth century, on the site of an earlier settlement. It was splendid under the Normans, while Frederick II called it urbs placentissima. During our walk through town, we will visit the Norman Cathedral with its glittering Byzantine mosaics, which include the over-powering figure of the Pantokrator. Then on to the Medieval Washhouse and to the old port for a view on Cefalù's defence walls and gates. A visit of the Mandralisca Museum will allow you to see the painting of the Unknown Man, a masterpiece by Antonello da Messina, and one of the few which are housed in the fifteenth century Sicilian painter's homeland. Free time to roam around the town's lovely shops and for lunch.

 

Tour type: private shore trip from Palermo port of call.

Chauffer- driven. On demand we can provide English speaking driver/ guide and/or licensed tour guide.

Time duration: almost 7  hours

Driving time: one and half hours

Departure time: on demand

Meeting place for cruisers: Port of call pier: The guide/ driver will hold a sign with clients' name.

Tour cost: depends on the services requested (driver, English speaking driver, licensed tour guide, driver/guide). Please ask for a quote