Castello Di Lombardia
Rocca Di Cerere
Just below the entrance to the castle is a huge rock, which was once home to Enna's Temple of Demeter (Ceres to the Romans), goddess of...
The Museo Alessi houses the valuable contents of the cathedral's treasury. It was unfortunately closed in April 2007 due to a lack of...
The Duomo is the most impressive of the historic buildings that line Via Roma, Enna's showpiece street. Built over 200 years after the...
A great restaurant on the scenic road down from the castle. Diners are met with a big welcoming smile and then plied with huge helpings...
Castello Di Lombardia information
Lonely Planet review
One of Sicily's most formidable castles guards Enna's highest point, at the easternmost edge of the historic centre. The original castle was built by the Saracens and later reinforced by the Normans; Frederick II of Hohenstaufen ordered that a powerful curtain wall be built with towers on every side.
The wall is still intact but only six of the original 20 towers remain, of which the tallest is the Torre Pisano , which you can climb from the Cortile dei Cavalieri, one of the castle's well-preserved inner courtyards. From the top, there are fabulous views over the valley to the town of Calascibetta and to Mt Etna in the northeast.