32 days in Province of Enna Itinerary

32 days in Province of Enna Itinerary

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Fly to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Drive to Nicosia
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Nicosia
— 14 nights
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Piazza Armerina
— 17 nights
Fly

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Nicosia

— 14 nights
Nicosia is a village and comune of the province of Enna in Sicily, southern Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nicosia: Regalbuto (Ceramiche Sun Light di Marletta Clara & Lago Pozzillo), Necropoli Pantalicana di Realmese (in Calascibetta) and Villapriolo Paese Museo (in Villapriolo). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Duomo Di Nicosia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Filippo, steep yourself in history at Granfonte, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Leone (Sec. XII).

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nicosia trip itinerary planning tool.

Valletta, Malta to Nicosia is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Piazza Armerina.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Piazza Armerina

— 17 nights
Piazza Armerina is an Italian comune in the province of Enna of the autonomous island region of Sicily.HistoryThe city of Piazza developed during the Norman domination in Sicily, when Lombards settled the central and eastern part of Sicily.But the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. Venture out of the city with trips to Agira (Nike Factory Store Sicilia & Sicilia Outlet Village), Enna (Regional Museum of Enna interdisciplinary, Duomo di Enna, &more) and Parco Minerario Floristella-Grottacalda (in Valguarnera Caropepe). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Armerina, gain insight at Domus Artis, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Pietro.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Piazza Armerina trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Nicosia to Piazza Armerina in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Piazza Armerina

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Province of Enna travel guide

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Ruins · Shopping Malls · Historic Walking Areas
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 (panoramic viewpoint) and ombelico (navel) 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 strongest 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.

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