Sicily Sights

Castello di Lombardia

  • Piazza di Castello di Lombardia Map It
  • Enna
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 05/03/2016

Fodor's Review

The narrow, winding streets are dominated at one end by the impressive cliff-hanging Castello di Lombardia, built by Frederick II, and easily visible as you approach town. Inside the castle, you can climb up the tower for great views from the dead center of the island—on a very clear day, you can see to all three coasts. Immediately to the south you see Lake Pergusa (dried out in late summer), now almost swallowed by Enna's sprawling suburbs and the race-track around its perimeter. According to Greek mythology, this was where Persephone was abducted by Hades. While a prisoner in his underworld realm she ate six pomegranate seeds, and was therefore doomed to spend half of each year there. For the ancients, she emerged at springtime, triggering a display of wild flowers that can still be admired all over Sicily.

Sight Information


Piazza di Castello di Lombardia, Enna, Sicily, 94100, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–1 hr before sunset

Published 05/03/2016


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