Piazza Armerina, a town with a population of about 20,000 people, is located on a hill in the area of the Erei Mountains, in central Sicily, at an altitude of 350 m and 30 Km away from Enna. This is one of the most important city in the region and is surrounded not only by the wonderful Parco della Ronza and other woods but also by marvellous natural sites, such as the irrigation reservoir Lake d'Olivo, the archaeological site surrounded by nature in Montagna di Marzo and the Rossomanno-Grottascura-Bellia Natural Reserve, part of which is located in the Piazza Armerina province.
Piazza Armerina is famous worldwide for its beautiful roman mosaics in Villa del Casale and has a lovely historical centre dominated by an elegant Dome, which was built on the highest hill (721 m) and is surrounded by narrow medieval streets and beautiful Renaissance and Baroque buildings, such as Palazzo Trigona and, not far away, the Aragonese Castle.
The historical town centre is very lively and it is full of Churches, Palaces, Monasteries and medieval streets that take us back in time and remind us of an ancient past which is well worth rediscovering.
Other places to see are the Four Medieval Districts of the city, one of which is the historical centre itself. They are full of historical buildings and every year, during the Norman Palio celebrated on Ferragosto (a holy day to commemorate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary), they compete to gain the flag of the Patron Saint, who is Our Lady of Victories.
Piazza Armerina is a town full of art and culture and it is the perfect destination for those who wish to have a pleasant and relaxing holiday. It represents an harmonic union between nature and human design. About 20,000 hectares of green, lush forests temper the climate even on the hottest summer days and make it a perfect holiday destination.
Further information: PiazzaArmerina.org