Cefalù is a small city of 14000 inhabitants located on the northern Sicilian coast, 60km east of Palermo. The city is situated on the narrow coastal plane below a rocky promontory, the Rocca di Cefalù. As with many other Sicilian cities, also Cefalu was founded in ancient Greek times and was part of different reigns before being annexed by the Kingdom of Italy in 1860. Cefalù is a popular tourist site which draws large numbers of visitors every year, especially in the summer months. The major sight is the cathedral of Cefalu, whose construction began in 1131 in Norman architecture. Otherwise there is not too much to see in Cefalù although the maze of narrow alleys, the beach and waterfront and the overall setup are picturesque.
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