Cefalù

is a city and comune in theProvince of Palermo, located on the northern coast of SicilyItaly on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the provincial capital and 185 kilometres (115 mi) west of Messina. The town, with its population of just under 14,000, is one of the major tourist attractions in the region. Despite its size, every year it attracts millions of tourists from all parts of Sicily and also, from all over Italy and Europe. In summer the population can triple, making the main streets and major roads in the country crowded. There is then a youthful atmosphere and a lively nightlife. Of Greek foundation, the city evidently derived its name from its situation on a lofty and precipitous rock, forming a bold headland (Κεφαλὴ) projecting into the sea. But though its name proves it to have been of Greek origin, no mention is found of it in Thucydides, who expressly says that Himera was the only Greek colony on this coast of the island;[1] it is probable that Cephaloedium was at this time merely a fortress (φρούριον) belonging to the Himeraeans, and may very likely have been first peopled by refugees after the destruction of Himera. Its name first appears in history at the time of the Carthaginian expedition under Himilco, 396 BC, when that general concluded a treaty with the Himeraeans and the inhabitants of Cephaloedium. During the Byzantine domination the settlement was moved from the plain to the current spur, although the old town was never entirely abandoned. In 858, after a long siege, it was conquered by the Arabs, and rechristened Gafludi. For the following centuries it was part of the Emirate of Sicily.

In 1063 the Normans captured it and in 1131, Roger II, king of Sicily, transferred it from its almost inaccessible position to one at the foot of the rock, where there was a small but excellent harbor, and began construction of the present cathedral. Between the 13th century and 1451 it was under different feudal families, and then it became a possession of the Bishops of Cefalù.

During the Risorgimento, the patriot Salvatore Spinuzza was shot here in 1857. Cefalù became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

Some remains of the ancient city are still visible, on the summit of the rock; but the nature of the site proves that it could never have been more than a small town, and probably owed its importance only to its almost impregnable position. Fazello speaks of the remains of the walls as still existing in his time, as well as those of a temple of Doric architecture, of which the foundations only are now visible. But the most curious monument still remaining of the ancient city is an edifice, consisting of various apartments, and having the appearance of a palace or domestic residence, but constructed wholly of large irregular blocks of limestone, in the style commonly called polygonal or Cyclopean. Rude mouldings approximating to those of the Doric order, are hewn on the face of the massive blocks. The doorways are of finely-cut stone, and of Greek type, and the date, though uncertain, cannot, from the careful jointing of the blocks, be very early. This building, which is almost unique of its kind, is the more remarkable, from its being the only example of this style of masonry, so common in Central Italy, which occurs in the island of Sicily. 

Dufour 520 "Sirius"

Berth: Marina di Portorosa

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Built Year: 2019
Flag: Italian
Berths: 10+2
Cabins: 5
WC + shower: 3
Overall length: 15.20 m
Draft: 2.30

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Dufour 360 "Harry"

Berth: Marina di Portorosa

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Built: 2019
Flag: Italian
Overall length : 10.73 m
Draft: 1.90 m
Fuel tank capacity: 160 L
Water tank capacity: 220 L

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Dufour 382 GL "Shira"

Berth: Marina di Portorosa

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Built: 2018 
Cabins: 3
Berth: 6+2
WC: 2
Cockpit: Teak
Overall length: 11.25 m
Fuel tank: 200 L

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Dufour 460 GL Diego

Berth: Marina di Portorosa

Technic specifications :

teak: in cockpit
Overall lenght : 14.15 m
Max.capacity fuel tank : 250 L
Max.capacity water tank : 530 L
Power engine : 75hp

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Dufour 382 GL Notus

Berth: Marina di Portorosa

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Built: 2016
Cabins: 3
Berths: 6+2
Toilets: 2
Overall length: 11.25 m
Draft: 2.20 m
Fuel tank: 200 L

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Dufour 460 GL Aquilo

Berth: Marina di Portorosa

Specifications:

teak: cockpit
Overall length : 14.15 m
Fuel tank capacity : 250 L
Water tank capacity : 530 L
Engine power :  75hp
Mainsail : 52.80 m²

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Dufour 560 GL Zephyrus

Berth: Marina di Portorosa

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: 

Built Year: 2015
Berths: 6+2
Cabins: 3
Toilettes: 3
Overall length: 17.15 m
Draft: 2.50 m
Fuel tank capacity: 500 L

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