CEFALU' and MONREALE Exclusive Private Tour - starts from Palermo

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Discover top attractions including the Norman-style Cefalù Cathedral and Monreale UNESCO–listed Norman-Byzantine cathedral, and see the best of Sicily with ease.

• Exclusive Private Tour for personalized attention and flexibility
• Comfortable Private Transport from your hotel by Luxury Mercedes Minivan
• Discover Arab, Norman and Byzantine Architecture in Cefalù and Monreale

This trip takes you out of the city driving east on the north coast for a private tour to the town of CEFALU’. This lovely city is part of the Madonie National Park. Included also is a visit of the Duomo in MONREALE. This structure features both Sicilian and Byzantine craftsmen. The highlight point of the Cathedral is its interior, incandescent with the gold of the mosaics, covering the walls of the nave, aisles, transept, and apse. A total of 81800 square feet.

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Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Starts: Palermo, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Discover top attractions including the Norman-style Cefalù Cathedral and Monreale UNESCO–listed Norman-Byzantine cathedral, and see the best of Sicily with ease.

• Exclusive Private Tour for personalized attention and flexibility
• Comfortable Private Transport from your hotel by Luxury Mercedes Minivan
• Discover Arab, Norman and Byzantine Architecture in Cefalù and Monreale

This trip takes you out of the city driving east on the north coast for a private tour to the town of CEFALU’. This lovely city is part of the Madonie National Park. Included also is a visit of the Duomo in MONREALE. This structure features both Sicilian and Byzantine craftsmen. The highlight point of the Cathedral is its interior, incandescent with the gold of the mosaics, covering the walls of the nave, aisles, transept, and apse. A total of 81800 square feet.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Duomo di Monreale, Piazza Guglielmo II 1, 90046, Monreale, Sicily Italy

Meet your private Guide Driver and head to MONREALE for a guided tour. The Duomo is surely the apotheosis of Norman architecture in Sicily. Featuring a cathedral with its splendid mosaics from the 12th century, it was part of the World Heritage Arab Norman Period, built under William II. It rivals Saint Sophia in Istanbul and Saint Mark’s in Venice in its use of decorative mosaics. While it is Romanesque style largely, the cathedral combines aspects of Arab, Byzantine and Norman architecture.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cefalu, Cefalu, Province of Palermo, Sicily

Next drive towards the Madonie National Park and reach the town of CEFALU’. Once a typical fishing village, now a major destination for tourists in the area. During a stroll through the characteristic streets, visit the ancient medieval washhouse and the Norman-style Cefalu Cathedral built in the 12th century. The mosaics inside the cathedral are remarkable examples of the Byzantine art of the period. The sturdy Norman lines of the Cathedral are softened by palm trees, and tourists fill the city hall piazza before it. The Arab-Norman architecture of Sicily is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy a lunch break at one of the many restaurants in town.

At the end of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel.

Duration: 2 hours



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