Cefalù and the Ways of Treasures
From autumn 2021, the municipality of Cefalù is included in the itinerary Le Vie dei Tesori (the Ways of Treasures).
This initiative, which was born a few years ago in Palermo, allows islanders (and others) to discover artistic and cultural beauties that are often forgotten.
Cefalù, in this regard, has made showed the remains of the Hellenistic-Roman civilisation still visible in the archaeological site of Cefalù and the Church of the Holy Trinity at San Domenico, where one can admire the prehistoric stone extracted from the Rocca di Cefalù – the promontory that is said to have given its name to the city, as it resembles the shape of a head (in Greek: ‘Kephaloidion‘).
The Ways of Treasures will take you on a discovery of Cefalù amidst art, nature, medieval churches and wash-houses, noble palaces, and the prestigious Mandralisca Museum, where the ‘Portrait of an Unknown Sailor‘, known as the ‘Mona Lisa of Sicily’ for its enigmatic character, is kept.