Cathedral Apse Mosaic
The main apse mosaic is the oldest church mosaic on Sicily and probably the finest. The Pantocrater is gently welcoming the visitor. Below this giant half-figure are 3 levels of full figures .Topmost are Mary and 4 Archangels, then in the next two rows of six are the 12 Apostles. These reach down almost to the altar.
"A summer day in Cefalu in April"
Was able to spend a great day in Cefalu during 25 April (Liberation Day in Italy) holidays. Beautiful day with the feeling of Summer even though we are only one month in to Spring.
Short 50 minute train ride from Palermo to Cefalu, which is beautiful.
So much of Italy is ignored not just by tourists but also by travel literature, always cramming all of southern Italy into some obscure chapter at the end of the book.
Magnificent duomo - although totally out of proportion to the size of the town.
Many of the exterior shots from the film, Cinema Paradiso were done here in Cefalu, although the actual town used was some village in the interioir of Sicily.
Restored medeival "washing stations" in the center of Cefalu.