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Enna in Sicily is a very special place with breathtaking natural beauty and a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

This almost hidden or forgotten city in Italy offers stunning views and I really think you can place Enna on your Travel Bucket-list.  The province of Enna, almost exactly in the middle of Sicily, is definitely worth a stop if you travel to Italy.

Here is how describe Enna:  “If you’re trying to escape the tourist crowd, and breath some fresh mountain air, Enna is your best choice in Sicily. Situated on a high hill towering around the countryside 931 meters above sea level in a strategic position, Enna is famous for being the tallest capital in Italy. On the highest point of this city lies the fortified Lombardia Castle that holds the theater that is the closest to the stars!

Thanks to its location in the heart of Sicily and its scenic beauty Enna is considered as Belvedere (panoramic viewpoint) and ombelico (belly button). It is the only province in Sicily that does not confine with the sea but has lakes instead as its water source.

What makes Enna different from other Sicilian coastal cities is that here you can find less chaos, clean streets and therefore a well preserved historic appearance. The layout of the narrow streets in the historic centre give a medieval feel to this city and the archeological sites are a testimony of the Greek and Roman period.

Ultimately, Enna’s economy is essentially based on agriculture so you can be assured that you will be eating delicious fresh food when you visit!”

Why you should visit Enna in Sicily Italy

Travel Trivia

Did you know that Enna was known as Castrogiovanni until 1926?  At 931 m (3,054 ft) above sea level, Enna is also the highest Italian provincial capital.

Best time to visit and what Sicily is famous for

  • Their Greek Temples in the “Valley of the Temples”
  • Mount Etna – the most active volcano in the world 
  • Sicily is the biggest island of Italy
  • Sicilian cuisine is famous and this is something you must definitely take time to experience.

The best time to visit Enna Sicily is between May and October.  You should have lovely weather then with little chance of rain.  Average temperatures are between 18 and 30 ˚C.

Gagliano Castelferrato Enna
Gagliano Castel Ferrato in the province of Enna (Photo Credits:  Sicily) – Which hosts the Sagra della Mostarda (24-25 October), food festival.

Things to do in and around Enna

As Palermo is the capital of Sicily, I would definitely recommend that you spend a day or two in Palermo and because it is only a 10 minute drive from Palermo, you might also want to visit Mondello and then the tourist town of Cefalu

Photos below:  Palermo
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  • A tour to Mount Etna (The Famous Volcano):  Although I would be very scar