Enna is the highest regional capital in Italy because it is located at an altitude of 1089 m on a hill in the area of the Erei Mountains, in central Sicily. It is the only Sicilian province that isn’t on the sea and has a population of about 173,000 people. The city boasts beautiful artistic and architectural buildings and a marvellous natural landscape that could make it one of the main touristic attraction in Sicily. Enna is also equipped with modern accommodation facilities, hotels, Agriturismi, B & B accommodations that however aren’t organized enough to promote tourism as much as other big art cities do.
The city of Enna is located on a mountain relief and in the past it was an important military stronghold. It was founded as a Greek colony and then became part of the Roman Empire but the period in which its most significant traits were determined is the Medieval period, when it was part of the reign of Frederic II of Swabia and of the Aragoneses.
Clear evidence of it is represented both by Castello Lombardia, of which only the perimeter towers survived, and Fredric II’s octagonal Tower located in the middle of the public park.
Enna’s Baroque Dome has a façade built in yellow tuff and a beautiful staircase. Inside it there are suggestive columns in black basalt with big pointed arches. Don’t miss the Regional Archaeological Museum in Palazzo Varisano, where there are beautiful items coming from archaeological excavation sites in the surroundings.
Further information: TurismoEnna.it