Travel Blogs from Cefalu
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 ...
... and started to walk toward the main part of Cefalu which was a little bit of a hike and we made the mistake of stopping at one of the first restaurants we saw. I had a pizza that was not so good (it had a hot dog octopus on top of it) and the girls ordered calzones. The food took forever and we ended up eating most everything because we were so hungry. We then continued to walk into the main part of the city which was so nice! ...
... is grilled prawns, recommended by our waitress. The prawns are perfectly cooked -- sweet and almost lobster like in taste. The four of us are the first in the restaurant and soon it is packed with Sicilians.
The next stop for me is the quaint Museo Mandralisca. The museum contains a mish mash of objects - ancient pottery, ornate furniture, and paintings, including "Portrait of an Unknown Man" by Sicilian renaissance painter, Antonello ...
... if I could, I love it so much.
I think we are all undecided as to whether or not we will like Rome. The pace of Cefalu is perfect and the people are so nice, it's hard to imagine that a huge city with lots of people who don't care about being nice will be anything special compared to here. I am really excited to see the history Rome has to offer and hopefully our bad luck will stay here, but I'm sad to leave as well.