Province of Enna

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Province of Enna
Province
Palazzo del Governo in Enna, the provincial seat.
Palazzo del Governo in Enna, the provincial seat.
Map highlighting the location of the province of Enna in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Enna in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Sicily
Capital(s) Enna
Comuni 20
Government
Area
 • Total 2,574.7 km2 (994.1 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)
 • Total 168,052
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 94000-94100
Telephone prefix 0935, 0934
Vehicle registration EN
ISTAT 086

Enna (Italian: Provincia di Enna; Sicilian: Pruvincia di Enna; officially Libero consorzio comunale di Enna) is a province in the autonomous island region of Sicily in Italy. 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 kilometres (989 sq mi), and a total population of 168,052 (2017). There are 20 comunes (Italian: comuni) in the province [1], see Comunes of the Province of Enna. The main comunes by population were:

Comune Population
Enna 27,268
Piazza Armerina 21,768
Nicosia 13,591
Leonforte 13,117
Barrafranca 12,969
Troina 9,209
Agira 8,230
Valguarnera Caropepe 7,663
Regalbuto 7,196
Pietraperzia 6,817
Centuripe 5,418
Assoro 5,091
Villarosa 4,824
Aidone 4,813

Main sights[edit]

  • Villa Romana del Casale, in Piazza Armerina, a huge ancient Roman "villa", where there are many well preserved Roman mosaics, the most important mosaic system in the Roman world of that time;
  • Morgantina, an ancient town that constitutes the most important archeological area in Central Sicily, whose finds are located in many big museums all over the world: Malibu, Los Angeles, California; New York; Musée du Louvre, Paris; and the Archeological Museum of Aidone, the commune in which Morgantina is located.
  • Castello di Lombardia, in Enna, the biggest castle of Sicily: it had 20 towers centuries ago, but now it has 6 towers, and among these there is Torre Pisana, a very big tower affording an extensive panoramic vista of the surrounding countryside;
  • Duomo of Enna, a cathedral built in the 13th century;
  • Museo Alessi in Enna, a museum which hosts the exhibitions of the Treseaure of Enna's Our Lady and her crown, made with 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 racing circuit of Southern Italy: it hosted and still hosts international competitions, such as Formula One, Formula 3000, and the Ferrari Party and other events

Events[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 37°34′N 14°16′E / 37.567°N 14.267°E / 37.567; 14.267