Guided tour

Enna: Historical Walking Tour with a Guide

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

Enna: Historical Walking Tour with a Guide

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

From US$ 239.62 per group up to 25

Discover Enna, the Sicilian town that was defined by the Romans as an impregnable city on a guided walking tour. Visit the castle of Lombardy, Duomo Maria Santissima della Visitazione, and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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Italian, English, German, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the medieval-style castle of Lombardy, the largest in Sicily, with the Pisan tower and the panoramic view of the Rocca di Cecere
  • Visit the beautiful Duomo Maria Santissima della Visitazione, the great Mother Church of the town with Baroque decorations
  • Discover the historic center with the characteristic Church of San Francesco and the Enna viewpoint overlooking the Madonie Park
Full description
The guided tour of Enna will make you discover the navel of Sicily due to its strategic position in the center of the island, preserving real treasures in the highest part where the historic center is located. We begin the guided tour with a visit to the castle of Lombardy, the huge fortress built by the Normans on the highest point of the town in medieval times to defend itself from enemy attacks; it is one of the most important and largest castles in Sicily and of the 20 original towers today only 6 remain perfectly preserved, one of which, the Pisana Tower, can be visited. Inside the castle you can admire the three large courtyards, the walls and the gardens and it is one of the symbols of Enna for the breathtaking view over the valley and the Rocca di Cecere. From the castle we enter the heart of the historic center of Enna along the ancient main street to the Cathedral of Maria Santissima della Visitazione, the city's mother church and national monument, surrounded by elegant eighteenth-century buildings. Built in medieval times by the wife of Frederick II of Aragon, over time it has been enriched with baroque decorations and precious works of art, including frescoes by Borremans, becoming one of the major artistic expressions of the area with an imposing facade and precious access portals. The guided tour continues by visiting historic buildings such as the Town Hall and the Garibaldi Theater until the next stop with a visit to the Church of San Francesco d 'Assisi. The fourteenth-century building, which stands on one of the main squares of Enna, incorporates the Convent of the Friars Minor in the ancient Palazzo Chiaromonte and is characterized by a Gothic-style facade embellished by the bell tower obtained from an ancient watchtower. Inside we will visit precious paintings and a suggestive crypt in the basement of the church, carved into the rock. The guided tour ends at the nearby Belvedere of Enna, one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the town where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Madonie Park, indulging in some relaxation and some photos of the beauty of Sicily.
Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Ticket for Castle di Lombardia (Optional entry)

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Please meet your guide at Via Lombardia car parking (in front of the Castello di Lombardia entrance) The guide will be wearing a license badge around the neck.

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Marta was an excellent local guide with great knowledge about the history and all the cool facts about Enna. The two hour tour was perfect timing. The entire group (8 of us, ages 13 to 52) had a wonderful morning.

June 3, 2022

Very Informative. Guide was friendly and extremely helpful.

November 14, 2022

Product ID: 414917