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This is our last entry and our last day in Cefalu.
Yesterday, the boys and I explored Cefalu after a day at the pool.
Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday Alex! Today, we will celebrate Alex's 14th birthday at the pool and then will pack for our 2 day trip home.
The boy's trip favorites:
Tyler: Rome, crepes by the Eiffel tower, Rachel's birthday cake, hanging with Jared, shopping at ...
Set along the Tyrrhenian coast, Cefalu is a former fishing village and is now a beach town.
Duomo-this Norman Cathedral opens up to the center of town. Inside the cathedral you find stunning Mosaics completed in 1148.
La Rocca- in Cefalu's heyday, this was the site of the acropolis of Cephaloedium, with a temple dedicated to Hercules on top.
Today, we enjoyed the pool and beach. At dinner time we went into Cefalu to have dinner by the ...
... entertainment in the bar of the hotel. Kim and I got into cahoots with Ellie and Vas to drink our wine from the Gambino Winery down in the bar, and those ladies had the great idea of putting the fresh lemons in the wine which made it even more amazing. We listened to the music for awhile, Alana was called up by the band to join in the song where she had to make a noise like a dying donkey, and enjoyed our good wine before calling it a ...
... it's time to see the fabulous Norman cathedral. The cathedral was built in the 12th century by King Roger II after he found refuge in Cefalu after being caught in a violent sea storm.
When I arrive, mass is in session. The priest is just finishing the homily so I decide to stay for the rest of the service and admire the mosaic of Christ Pantocreator from my pew. Amazingly, I was not struck by a bolt of lightning, even when I took ...
... but overall the building itself was more interesting to me. I think it's so interesting how everyone in the town comes out to walk around at the same time everyday. I noticed it in Spain too, that they like to window shop, and I guess walking around is just a pastime here.
We had lunch at our favorite restaurant here. The waiter is so nice and doesn't understand half of what we say. We got a picture with him and every time we ...