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 is available for people with children's stroller (good access at the entrance, then you have to pay). However, you might want to go there, because it is a beautiful vantage point.
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  • What an extraordinary pleasure to go from the central square to the marked pedestrian area in the Castle, with its height to enjoy charming views of the April.
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  • To see if you are in the area ... Castle of Lombardy site in the upper part of the town ... with ample parking
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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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