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 ...
... most amazing gelato of our trip - I think I got vanilla and a chocolate fudge flavor this time - and we sat outside and watched the goings on of Cefalu as we enjoyed our gelato.
We made the long hike back to Hotel Tourist and got ready for the dinner they were preparing for us of typical Sicilian food. I'm going to keep this brief, but this was by far the worst meal of the trip, and potentially the worst meal of my life, ...
... 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 ...