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Encyclopedia > Cefalù
The Cathedral of Cefalù by night
LungomareBoardwalk beach in Cefalù

Cefalù is an ancient city in the province of Palermo, in Sicily, Italy. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Main Beach in Cefalù as seen from the fishermans pier. ... Main Beach in Cefalù as seen from the fishermans pier. ... Location within Italy Palermo (Palermo in Italian) (Palermu or Palemmu in Sicilian) (population 680,000) is the principal city and administrative seat of the autonomous region of Sicily, Italy. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 sq. ...


It is located on the north coast between Palermo and Messina, has about 50,000 inhabitants and is one of the major touristic attractions in the region. It has Roman baths, an ancient cathedral, marvellous beaches in the zone and is a tranquil city full of history. Location within Italy Messina is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, Italy and the capital of the province of Messina. ... The Roman Baths are a tourist attraction and historical place of interest in the English city of Bath. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ...


The Cathedral of Cefalù located in Piazza Duomo was built under the patronage of Roger II of Sicily, beginning in 1131. This style of Norman architecture would be more accurately called Sicilian Romanesque. Two strong matching towers flank the entrance porch, which has three arches (rebuilt ca 1400) corresponding to the three naves. A semi-circular apse is set into the east end wall. Its strengthening counterforts that work like buttresses, are shaped as paired columns to lighten their aspect. The mosaics are among the most famous in the world. Events May 9 - Tintern Abbey is founded. ... Norman architecture is: a term still applied by writers in English to the buildings erected by the Normans, in the various lands that fell under their dominion in the 10th and 11th centuries; a term applied to architecture in Normandy. ... Romanesque St. ... Events Henry IV quells baron rebellion and executes The Earls of Kent, Huntingdon and Salisbury for their attempt to have Richard II of England restored as King Jean Froissart writes the Chronicles Medici family becomes powerful in Florence, Italy Births Owen Tudor, seventh generation descedant of Rhys ap Gruffydd (approximate... Full descriptions of the elements of a Gothic floorplan are found at the entry Cathedral diagram. ... APSE standing for Ada Programming Support Environment is a program or set of programs to support software development in the Ada programming language. ... Mosaic is a medium of art that may embody the most meaningful iconography in a cultures most important settings, as in the cathedral of Monreale (below), or it may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration. ...

La Rocca at sunset

The town is home to the sculptor Tommaso Geraci. Download high resolution version (1168x791, 423 KB)Cefalu, Sicily File links The following pages link to this file: Cefalù Categories: User-created public domain images ... Download high resolution version (1168x791, 423 KB)Cefalu, Sicily File links The following pages link to this file: Cefalù Categories: User-created public domain images ... Sculptor redirects here. ... Tommaso Geraci, sculptor, born 1931 on the Italian island of Sicily. ...


 
 

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