Enna from afar
The ancient city of Enna, deep in the Sicilian interior.

A travel guide to Enna, the capital of central Sicily

Why Enna?

Enna is one of Sicily's most ancient centers, inhabited long before the 15th-century BC Sicians established this thriving city that worshipped a harvest goddess the Greeks would call Demeter and her daughter Kore (a.k.a. Persephone).

Enna is traditionally held to be the dead-center of Sicily, and was used by everyone from the Greeks and Romans to the Moors and the Normans as the fulcrum point to divide the island into its traditional trinacria thirds.

It's also, at 3,128 feet, the highest provincial capital in Italy, and has a reputation for being the only city in Sicily not tainted by the Mafia.

There isn't all that much to see here, perhaps half a day's diversions (and recommended mainly to mythology buffs), but it is the biggest town for miles around, and a place to change buses to get to Piazza Armerina.

Quick tips

Tips & links


Tourist info Enna:
Via Roma 411
tel. +39-0935-528-288
Also: www.ennaturismo.info

Hotels in Enna
How long?

0–0.5 days » more

Best way to to get there

Enna is dead-center in the middle of Sicily, on the A19 highway that meanders from Catania through the Sicilian interior and up to the northern coast (hitting it about half-way between Palermo and Cefalù). As the capital of the interior, it is well-connected by trains and buses to the rest of Sicily. » more

Useful links & resources

Share this page

Intrepid Travel 25% off

Search ReidsItaly.com

  • TK
Useful links

Train tix

Shortcuts to popular planning sections:

Airfares, Cars, Trains, Tours, Packages, Cruises, Lodging, Itineraries, Info, Packing, Prep, Comm

Follow ReidsItaly
Follow ReidsItaly on Twitter  Join the ReidsItaly fan page  Follow Reids Italy Adventures blog