Enna

Sicily, Italy

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Enna
Population:
173 451

About Enna

Enna (Italian: Provincia di Enna; Sicilian: Pruvincia di Enna; officially municipal consortium of Enna) is a province in the autonomous region of Sicily in Italy. Following the suppression of the Sicilian provinces, in 2015 it was replaced by the free municipal consortium of Enna. Its capital is the city of Enna, located on a mountain and the highest provincial capital in Sicily. Located in the center of the island, it is the only landlocked province in Sicily.

The province of Enna has an area of 2,562 square kilometers (989 square miles) and a total population of 168,052 (2017). There are 20 municipalities (Italian: comune) in the province , see Municipalities of the Province of Enna. The main communities by population were:

Main attractions

Villa Romana del Casale, in Piazza Armerina, a huge ancient Roman "villa", where there are many well-preserved Roman mosaics, the most important system of mosaics in the Roman world of that time;

Morgantina, an ancient city which constitutes the most important archaeological area of central Sicily, whose finds are found in many great museums around the world: Malibu, Los Angeles, California; New York; Louvre Museum, Paris; and the Archaeological Museum of Aidone, the municipality in which Morgantina is located.

Castello di Lombardia, in Enna, the largest castle in Sicily: it had 20 towers centuries ago, but now it has 6 towers, and among these there is the Pisan Tower, a very large tower that offers a wide panoramic view of the surrounding countryside ;

Duomo di Enna, a cathedral built in the 13th century;

Museo Alessi di Enna, a museum that houses the exhibitions of the Treseaure of the Madonna di Enna and its crown, made of gold.

The Cathedral of Piazza Armerina, characterized by a huge green dome.

Lake Pergusa, in Enna: it has a forest inside a wildlife reserve, where thousands of rare birds can be found.

The Autodromo di Pergusa, the most important car circuit in Southern Italy: it hosted and still hosts international competitions, such as Formula 1, Formula 3000, Ferrari Party and other events

events

In Enna, on Good Friday, there is a procession and on July 2nd the feast of the Madonna di Enna is held; Piazza Armerina, on 11, 12 and 13 August, is the seat of the Palio dei Normanni, an ancient and traditional festival whose protagonists are horses.

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