Cefalù, inside the Madonie Park, is dominated by the Rocca. Its inhabited area, of medieval origins, developed around the homonymous Cathedral.
 
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At the head of the sea

Next or present Events

  • The octave of Corpus Christi
    11-06-2020
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-06-11 2020-06-11 Europe/Rome The octave of Corpus Christi Corresponds to the eight days of the month of June by a thursdayì the next Thursday, in which is celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi, with processions of the adherents of the various guilds that bare the large vexillum kept inside the Cathedral. The corporations are recognized by the city, who alternated on feast days were: Masters nichi: young people "masters" of the various categories of craftsmen; the ucciera (butchers); the piscatura (fishermen); the viddani (farmers, to whom he had entrusted the organization of allegorical floats inspired by the life of the fields and to the products of the land, the firstfruits); the marinara of viliera (sailors of sailboats, that despite they originate from Ceto fishermen were distinguished for their browsing experience); the parrini (priests); the card counting (aristocrats); the ranni masters (masters large, La Maestranza par excellence, specifically in the field of cabinetmaking). On the occasion of the eighth, and exactly the sunday was the frottola, term with which it was intended to do not a poem susceptible of being music, but the floats parade along the streets of the country, with at its head a snare drum constantly. The wagons represent with flowers, the Blessed Sacrament and the peasant life. Immediately after the performer of drum (tamburaro) there are countless children who carry the cucciddati, bread in the shape of a donut made with flour of the first wheat of the year, that are hung on the sticks, and children cry for the expression of good wishes: Viva u loaves. In ancient times, when every street had the name of a holy, the Frottola stood still and were recited of lullabies exalting the virtues of Christians. Cefalù

    Corresponds to the eight days of the month of June by a thursdayì the next Thursday, in which is celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi, with processions of the adherents of the various guilds that bare the large vexillum kept inside the Cathedral. The corporations are recognized by the city, who alternated on feast days were: Masters nichi: young people "masters" of the various categories of craftsmen; the ucciera (butchers); the piscatura (fishermen); the viddani (farmers, to whom he had entrusted the organization of allegorical floats inspired by the life of the fields and to the products of the land, the firstfruits); the marinara of viliera (sailors of sailboats, that despite they originate from Ceto fishermen were distinguished for their browsing experience); the parrini (priests); the card counting (aristocrats); the ranni masters (masters large, La Maestranza par excellence, specifically in the field of cabinetmaking). On the occasion of the eighth, and exactly the sunday was the frottola, term with which it was intended to do not a poem susceptible of being music, but the floats parade along the streets of the country, with at its head a snare drum constantly. The wagons represent with flowers, the Blessed Sacrament and the peasant life. Immediately after the performer of drum (tamburaro) there are countless children who carry the cucciddati, bread in the shape of a donut made with flour of the first wheat of the year, that are hung on the sticks, and children cry for the expression of good wishes: Viva u loaves. In ancient times, when every street had the name of a holy, the Frottola stood still and were recited of lullabies exalting the virtues of Christians.

  • Celebrations of the Santissimo Salvatore
    From 02-08-2020
    To 06-08-2020
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2020-08-02 2020-08-06 Europe/Rome Celebrations of the Santissimo Salvatore The holder of the Basilica Cathedral and protector of the city. Although the Immaculate the patroness of Cefalù, the SS. Salvatore is always been celebrated as the patron saint of Cefalù. In the afternoon of the final day of the celebrations of the SS. Salvatore, a race is taking place Antinna call to seas or 'Ntinna to seas. The race sees the young and elderly fishermen prosthesis to the conquest of a colored flag attached to the tip of a long trunk, made slippery by grease and soap, which is arranged horizontally at sea and firmly fixed to the quay. Cefalù

    The holder of the Basilica Cathedral and protector of the city. Although the Immaculate the patroness of Cefalù, the SS. Salvatore is always been celebrated as the patron saint of Cefalù. In the afternoon of the final day of the celebrations of the SS. Salvatore, a race is taking place Antinna call to seas or 'Ntinna to seas. The race sees the young and elderly fishermen prosthesis to the conquest of a colored flag attached to the tip of a long trunk, made slippery by grease and soap, which is arranged horizontally at sea and firmly fixed to the quay.

  • The old strina
    31-12-2020
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 Europe/Rome The old strina According to the folklore citizen, the old strina is a figure of old beneficial that the night between 31 December and the first January brings gifts to children good and charcoal and ash for the bad ones, as in other sicilian villages; make the dead. In the days prior to the children it is recommended not to make too much noise because the old strina r u casteddu you 'nna adduna: his dwelling is in fact envisaged on the bobbin. The night before the boys spin on the streets playing rinali (milk and broken jar), while children who go to sleep it is recommended to keep their eyes closed, if they do not want the old is c u spitu infucatu to burn their eyes. Cefalù

    According to the folklore citizen, the old strina is a figure of old beneficial that the night between 31 December and the first January brings gifts to children good and charcoal and ash for the bad ones, as in other sicilian villages; make the dead. In the days prior to the children it is recommended not to make too much noise because the old strina r u casteddu you 'nna adduna: his dwelling is in fact envisaged on the bobbin. The night before the boys spin on the streets playing rinali (milk and broken jar), while children who go to sleep it is recommended to keep their eyes closed, if they do not want the old is c u spitu infucatu to burn their eyes.

Past Events

  • Tenuta Bangura opens Doors
    15-10-2017
    Festival

    Villa Balti, Contrada Mazzaforno
    Free entrance.
    From 10:30/13:00; 15:00/17:30

  • "Panettone Festival"
    From 01-12-2017
    To 03-12-2017
    Festival

    Cefalù Capital of Panettone for a weekend

  • La Candelora
    02-02-2018
    Religious occurrences

  • I Sansoni in Fratelli...ma non Troppo
    29-04-2018
    Shows

  • The Romantic Night
    23-06-2018
    Festival

  • 11th Karting Grand Prix
    From 06-10-2018
    To 07-10-2018
    Sports

  • Corte della Vecchia Strina
    31-12-2019
    Festival

Other Events

  • Weekly market: Every Saturday, in the centre;

Other destinations nearby

Polizzi Generosa
Polizzi Generosa
Polizzi Generosa stands on a limestone mountain in the Madonie Park. Thanks to its strategic position, it offers a suggestive and different panorama
Palermo - 25.31 KM from Cefalù
Bompietro
Bompietro
Bompietro, located in the heart of the Madonie Park, for the geographical and climatic characteristics of the village is called the "Country of Wellness".
Palermo - 33.64 KM from Cefalù
Santa Flavia
Santa Flavia
the village of Santa Flavia is known as a seaside resort that overlooks one of the most beautiful gulfs of Sicily.
Palermo - 43.78 KM from Cefalù

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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