The rock of Cefalù

The charming town of Cefalù lies beneath a great rock, the Rocca. The Ancient Greeks felt that this rock closely resembled a human head (κεφαλή) and therefore called the town Kephaloidion. In the Byzantine era Kephaloidion was a prosperous town that had its own bishop. This era started in the…

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Cefalù: The Duomo

On a beautiful sunny morning in January of 2023 I visited the famous cathedral of Cefalù that rises along the north coast of Sicily. The trip by train from Palermo to Cefalù was comfortable and quick, and from the railway station is was just a short walk to the Duomo.…

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Palermo: San Cataldo

The church of San Cataldo is definitely the most conspicuous building on the Piazza Bellini in Palermo. With its Arabic lancet windows and three red domes the church could just as well have been a mosque. The San Cataldo, which has been UNESCO world heritage since 2015, is a fine…

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Een wandeling door Vercelli

We parkeerden onze auto op een groot gratis parkeerterrein bij een voormalige militaire kazerne aan de oostzijde van het historische centrum van Vercelli. Vanaf dit parkeerterrein was het slechts enkele minuten lopen naar onze eerste bestemming in het stadje, het Museo Borgogna. Het museum is de op een na grootste…

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