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Shore of Tyrrhenian SeaOn our last day in Sicily, we drove eastwards along the coast to the charming fishing village of Cefalu. Christ Pantocrator mosaicWe visited the cathedral which was erected to fulfill a vow made by the Norman King Roger II. It reminded us of the Cathedral in Monreale though not as elaborate. It was built by the Normans in the 12th century and contains beautiful Byzantine mosaics, including this one of Christ Pantocrator. His right hand is raised in the usual manner with the 3 upright fingers representing the trinity and the 2 touching fingers representing the duality of Christ, both divine and human.

Beach along the boardwalkWe then strolled down the narrow streets to the beach area along the Tyrrhenian Sea. Boardwalk VendorThe boardwalk was lined with vendors selling purses, hats, jewelry. We found a cafe along the beach and had a wonderful lunch of fresh swordfish.




Swordfish for lunchWe returned to the hotel in Palermo to wait for our bus to take us to the ferry and our overnight sail to Naples. This was a very large ferry and we had reserved berths on board.Ferry to Naples





To view more photos from Cefalu, please go to Cefalu Photo Gallery. To read about the next location visited, go to Pompeii.


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