Province of Enna

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Province of Enna
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
 • President Giuseppe Monaco
 • Total 2,562 km2 (989 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 176,959
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 94000-94100
Telephone prefix 0935, 0934
Vehicle registration EN

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 177,200 (2001). There are 20 comunes (Italian: comuni) in the province[1], see Comunes of the Province of Enna. As of 30 June 2005, the main comunes by population were:

Comune Population
Enna 29,070
Piazza Armerina 21,711
Nicosia 14,719
Leonforte 14,006
Barrafranca 12,985
Troina 9,842
Valguarnera Caropepe 8,545
Agira 8,247
Regalbuto 7,706
Pietraperzia 7,350
Centuripe 5,779
Villarosa 5,497
Aidone 5,387
Assoro 5,356

The President of the Province is Cataldo Salerno.

Interesting places and tourist sites

The province of Enna has lots of interesting sites, places and events for the national and international tourism:

  • 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 with Michael Schumacher and other champions;
  • Regalbuto: here, in 2009, the biggest theme park in Europe will be built.
  • In the province of Enna there are many castles, cathedrals, churches and interesting archeological areas, 8 lakes, many nature reserves and forests.

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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