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La Rustica

Slow Food stalwart La Rustica ticks all the right boxes: off the tourist trail, popular with locals and run by a couple passionate about classic local grub. While husband Gaetano tends to the vinyl-lined tables, Car…
Cathedral in Enna

Duomo

The Duomo is the most impressive of the historic buildings that line Via Roma, Enna's showpiece street. Built over 200 years after the original Gothic cathedral burnt down in 1446, the current cathedral is topped by…
Castle in Enna

Castello di Lombardia

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…
Sicilian in Enna

Osteria al Canale

Enna foodies know all about this simple village eatery, a 24km drive southeast of Enna. Lorded over by head chef Lillo Serra, its shtick is honest, locally rooted dishes such as seasoned pecorino with onion marmalad…
Viewpoint in Enna

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 fertility and agriculture. The temple, built in 480 BC by the tyrant Gelon, is …
Sicilian in Enna

Paccamora Bio Bar

With its clean lines, blond wood and shades of grey, this next-gen cafe breathes fresh thinking into Enna's main square. The focus is on the fresh, wholesome and local, from great organic coffee (non-dairy milk avai…
Museum in Enna

Museo Archeologico di Palazzo Varisano

Enna's archaeological museum houses a good collection of local artefacts (labelled in Italian) excavated from throughout the region, as well as objects borrowed from the archaeological museums of both Syracuse and A…
Piazza in Enna

Piazza F Crispi

Just off Piazza Vittorio Emanuele is another small square, Piazza F Crispi, commanding sweeping views over the valley to Calascibetta. The piazza is home to the Fontana del Ratto di Prosperina, a monumental creation…
Religious in Enna

Holy Week

The week building up to Easter is marked by solemn religious celebrations, during which the city's religious confraternities parade around in eerie capes and white hoods. The main events are on Palm Sunday, Good Fri…
Carnival in Enna

Festa di Maria Santissima della Visitazione

Fireworks and scantily clad farmers mark the town's patron saint's day on 2 July. Dressed in white sheets, the farmers drag an effigy of the Madonna of the Visitation through town on a cart called La Nave d'Oro (Gol…