Castello di Lombardia (Enna), Enna

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The Castello di Lombardia is a castle in Enna, Sicily. It is one of the largest and most ancient edifices in Italy, with an area of some 26,000m2HistoryThe castle's origins are related to a fortress erected in the 1st millennium BC by the Sicani at the foundation of the ancient Henna, on a hill at 970 m over the sea level. It remained a key possession in the subsequent history of the island, and the Romans were able to conquer it only by passing through its sewer network.Under the castle was that was the ancient Sican temple of Ceres, origin of the widespread of the cult of that goddess in the whole Italy, which was described by Cicero.After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was used by the Byzantines and resisted Arab assaults for many years. After their victory, the latter refounded the fortress around the 10th century; the castle was also used by their successors in Sicily, the Normans. Two centuries later, architect Richard of Lentini was commissioned by Frederick II, Emperor and King of Sicily, to restore it into a summer residence. He added 20 towers and called in a garrison coming from the Langobardia minor (Calabria), whence the castle's name.
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  • The castle itself is very large, but outside the walls is the only observation tower still standing. From there you have a magnificent view over the region. Free admission and parking, for such a building is still nowhere. Dirt-cheap drink kiosk with terrace at the car park, there are worth a freshly squeezed Seltz Limone drinking, only 1 euro!
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  • Beautiful, but that was it. Village itself is not much to do, so if it is worth it? Sanjay ...
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  • Nice walk in full sun, worth seeing it, maybe in the coolest hours! There are 3 courtyards, one becomes archery
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  • We loved it, free with a lovely English speaking guide, also free. Great for kids to run around.
  • Interesting place in Sicily. Amayzing panorama
  • The best part of the Castello are the views you get all around. Enna is the highest located town of the entire of Sicily.
  • Nice views from this historical castle.
  • An awesome view from a great historical venue

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