Enna is in the heart of Sicily, yet remains untouched by mass tourism, maintaining all the original qualities and oozing in historic character. Enna is really a great place for a cultural holiday since it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on the island. Catania is the nearest airport, approximately 70km away from Enna town. A great holiday for a long weekend or mini break, Enna is the perfect holiday destination if you love taking in the local history and breathtaking scenery.
Located nearly 1000 metres above sea level, Enna is the highest regional capital in Italy, and overlooks the Dittanino valley, the perfect backdrop for a romantic holiday with your special someone. Choosing Enna as your next holiday destination guarantees remarkable views, friendly atmosphere and plenty of historic landmarks.
What not to miss whilst holidaying in Enna
Walking around the streets of Enna there’s a lot to take in as the area is so full of history. The views alone will make your holiday a memorable one. However, there are some key points of interest that shouldn’t be missed. Castello di Lombardi is one of Enna’s most impressive buildings, a fine example of military architecture, the castello now only holds six of the original 20 towers but is still just as remarkable nonetheless. If holidaying in Enna during the summer months be sure to investigate what activities are running as there are often plays and other performances taking place. Another point of interest is Enna’s Duomo, or Cathedral which was destroyed by fire in 1446 and took 200 years to re-build, resulting in a great mix of architectural styles.
Just 9km south of Enna is Sicily’s only lake; Lake Pergusa, which is a great place to relax on your holiday. You can walk around the lake, lie along the shore and soak up the sun if you want to give your feet a rest.
How do I know if Enna is the right holiday destination for me?
If you enjoy exploring on foot around an historic town then Enna is really the place for you. It is packed with great architecture which has a great story behind it. Enna isn’t the most accessible part of Sicily to visit, but if you’re happy to make a bit more of an effort to reach the more secretive part of the island, it will be worth it. The cuisine in Enna is great for all the foodies out there, as most of the pasta that is sold throughout Italy would’ve started life in Enna and there are therefore great local restaurants and eateries serving locally made food.
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