©

Enna trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Enna

Trip Planner Europe  /  Italy  /  Sicily  /  Province of Enna  /  Enna
(4/5 based on 600+ reviews for 8 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, sightseeing, nature
Enna is a city and comune located roughly at the center of Sicily, southern Italy, in the province of Enna, towering above the surrounding countryside. It has earned the nicknames "belvedere" and "ombelico" of Sicily.At 931m above sea level, Enna is the highest Italian provincial capital. Until 1926 the town was known as Castrogiovanni.HistoryEnna is situated near the center of the island; whence the Roman writer Cicero called it Mediterranea maxime, reporting that it was within a day's journey of the nearest point on all the three coasts. The peculiar situation of Enna is described by several ancient authors, and is one of the most remarkable in Sicily. The ancient city was placed on the level summit of a gigantic hill, surrounded on all sides with precipitous cliffs almost wholly inaccessible. The few paths were easily defended, and the city was abundantly supplied with water which gushes from the face of the rocks on all sides. With a plain or table land of about 5 km in circumference on the summit, it formed one of the most remarkable natural fortresses in the world.PrehistoricArchaeological excavations have revealed artifacts dating from the 14th century BC, proving human presence in the area since Neolithic times. A settlement from before the 11th century BC, assigned by some to the Sicanians, has been identified at the top of the hill; later it was a center of the Sicels.In historical times, Enna became renowned in Sicily and Italy for the cult of the goddess Demeter (the Roman Ceres). Her grove was known as the umbilicus Siciliae ("The navel of Sicily"). Ceres' temple in Henna was a famed site of worship.
Put Enna at the heart of your travel plans by using our Italy family vacation planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Enna

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Enna:
Historic sites, sightseeing, theme parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, shopping, museums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, nightlife
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Enna

9 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Enna & Giardini Naxos BY A USER FROM MALTA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Italy BY A USER FROM MALTA March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Palermo & Enna BY A USER FROM ITALY September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Italy BY A USER FROM MALTA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Sicily BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News