Province of Enna
|Province of Enna|
Palazzo del Governo in Enna, the provincial seat.
Map highlighting the location of the province of Enna in Italy
|• Extraordinary Commissar||Francesco Lo Monaco|
|• Total||2,562 km2 (989 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||66/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Telephone prefix||0935, 0934|
Enna (Italian: Provincia di Enna; Sicilian: Pruvincia 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 province in Sicily without a seacoast.
The province of Enna has an area of 2,562 square kilometres (989 sq mi), and a total population of 169,782 (2016). There are 20 comunes (Italian: comuni) in the province , see Comunes of the Province of Enna. As of 30 June 2005, the main comunes by population were:
- 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 noteworthy 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, that is 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
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.
- Province website
- Pictures, history, tourism, hospitality, books, local products, local surnames, transportation in the province of Enna
- Enna Traditions, culture, hospitality, nature and tourism in the province of Enna