The Enna province is known as the highest on Sicily (an altitude of 100 meters). It is also known as the “Sicilian belvedere”. Some Enna’s towns, such as Calasibetta and Leonforte, are famous for their exciting view of the central Sicily. There you can see the kilometers of vineyards, wheaten fields and the plantations of olives.
The second name of the province is “Roman Sicily”. The majority of the sights belong to the Ancient Rome epoch. Villa di Casale in Piazza Armerina town is the most outstanding of them.
In antique times Enna was considered to belong to the goddess of fertility Demetra. The ruins of the grand Demetra Temple in the center of the capital affirm it. Enna’s soil hasn’t grown scarce for the last two thousand years. Thus olive and orange gathering or vintage requires reinforcement of many people even today. That is why Enna is an ideal region for the rural tourism.
Enterprising Sicilians use the magnificence of nature and enlist season-workers from Germany and Holland. It is a great pleasure for the German or Holland office clerks who are keen on everything exotic to take part in fruit gathering and at the same time to have a chance to see the sights. But such pleasure isn’t cheap. The rest in a village costs about 750 euro per week.
Traditions in Sicily are considered to be beyond any low (just remember Sicilian Mafia). Enna is not an exception of course. The province residents present united brotherhoods with their own hierarchy, costumes, cuisine and even church.
Catholic traditions in Enna are also very strong. That is way the main provincial holiday has religious roots. It is “The Procession of Holy Week” which lasts from the Palm Sunday until the Easter Sunday. People stalk along Enna Central Avenue with Jesus and Virgo Mary images. At that time you may also listen to the local musical instrument – trocall.