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Castello di Lombardia

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Mt. Etna can get quite warm during the summer months, so beat the heat on this morning hiking tour of Europe’s tallest active volcano. Follow a guide to visit old craters, spot lava flows, and explore a lava cave by headlamp. This trip is perfect for hikers of all abilities, and allows you to see Mt. Etna from many different angles. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience.
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Caltanissetta, Italy2,698 contributions27,867 helpful votes
The beautiful "Castello di Lombardia" in the higher side of Enna. In the Sicilian outback you could appreciate the nearest town of Calascibetta.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Sally62 wrote a review Feb 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom4,551 contributions350 helpful votes
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We were driving from Cefalu to Ragusa so decided to stop off here for some lunch and a look at the castle. The symbol of the town, it is one of the largest medieval castles in Italy and is built on the site of an acropolis and Byzantine and Norman fortifications. Outside the castle walls, you will find a giant statue of Euno, a Syrian slave. Much of the castle is now in ruins but it is interesting to wander round. You can go up the Federico Tower - by husband did but I'm not keen on heights and the stairs were very open. Fantastic views over the whole of central Sicily from this high point - you can also see Etna. Maybe not a a lot to interest children here - you do need to use your imagination to picture it as it would have been. We were able to park nearby. Parking is spread throughout the town so you will end up walking wherever you park if you want to visit the duomo as well.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Joanna wrote a review Jan 2020
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We were driving to Agrigento and needed a stop off - so climbed the winding road to Enna and then walked up the stunningly beautiful old high street to the Castle, dropping in to the majestic Cathedrale on the way. The castle is intrinsically fascinating as a major ancient stronghold of the area but the jaw-dropping view across the wheat fields 'the bread basket of Italy' over to the gently smoking volcano Etna was one of the most extraordinary sights of any trip I've made - well worth the long, hot hike up the town - Enna is an unsung wonder of the world - do include it in any Sicilian itinerary if you can!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Brun066 wrote a review Nov 2019
Florence, Italy9,629 contributions983 helpful votes
This powerful fortress tell us about itself, about the history of Enna, about the history of Sicily. Needless to insist (as it's self-evident) that this castle is a powerful construction. Although there is already talk here of a fortress built by the "Siculi" around 1000 BC, and although the Romans had already labored (second half of the third century BC) to catch the existing fortress at their time; despite this, the fortress owes the substance of its current appearance to the impetus of the Holy Roman emperor Frederick II, who sprinkled the south of Italy with other mighty castles (but none of these dimensions, except perhaps that of Lucera). That of Frederick II (1198-1250) was the era in which Sicily was one of the hubs of the Mediterranean: it had recently ceased its function - possessed with the dominion by the Cairo Fatimids - of an outpost of the civil East in the still rough West : the developed West, conquering it, had confirmed the island's center of gravity: Federico, "Stupor mundi", had created a Germanic-Mediterranean "koiné" based precisely on Sicily. In short, everything justifies the enormous engineering and financial efforts made to erect this mighty mass. The visitor can assess how the interior spaces of the fortress are oversized compared to the centuries following the 13th century: the illustrative panels tell of small churches, warehouses, other modest constructions, which arose later within the walls and however - built as they are in poorer materials - prematurely decayed; as if the Enna community didn't know what to do with this mass and invented whatever functions to use it. But all this is just - in my opinion - the effect of the events of the "great history" on what was the "navel" of Sicily. While continuing to remain prosperous in its own way, Sicily is progressively marginalized: one of the great successors of Frederick II, Charles V of Habsburg, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, controls a domain "on which the sun never sets": so the Sicily is inevitably marginalized. And along with it, also Enna and its castle
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Caltanissetta, Italy2,698 contributions27,867 helpful votes
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In the heart of Sicily Island, there is the beautiful city of Enna. The Lombardia Castle is the most popular attraction.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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