The Cefalù cathedral, a happy cultural encounter

Feb 16, 2019 246

The splendid Cefalù Cathedral, declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2015, “is the center from which the whole town’s beauty is diffused, and to which it converges; it is the voice that sets the tone and rhythm of everything else.”

The definition – by great Sicilian author Vincenzo Consolo (1933-2012) – conveys the wonder felt in front of the amazing Byzantine and Arab-Norman cathedral built in the first half of the 12th century, and consecrated in 1267 (according to tradition by will of Roger II, first king of the island and founder of the “Regnum Siciliae” in 1130).

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