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Enna

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  • Day27

    Villa Romana de Casale then Pergusa

    June 6, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 61 °F

    The villa is famous for its Roman mosaics http://www.villaromanadelcasale.it and there are so many of them with many telling stories of the animals the owner had captured from many countries then sold to entertain the gladiators. It must have been a good business to build a big villa with under floor heating and swimming pools etc.
    Then we came to Pergusa which is just outside Enna in the middle of Sicily up in the mountains. The hotel is a bit like a hostel and in our room we have one wall which is a blackboard for visitors messages so Mandy drew a picture of the car. We found a race circuit close by which was once plagued during a race by frogs from the lake it circles.
    http://www.autodromopergusa.gov.it/it/home#.WTchlGjTWf0 it was built in 1951 and has seen many famous racers. I could not get our car into the circuit as it is only open to people running and cycling today.
    We are booked onto tomorrow night's ferry from Palermo to Genoa.
    I will post pictures in the morning.
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  • Day2

    Pergusa autodromo

    July 1, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Barhol ha vagyunk es van veletlenul egy versenypalya azt termeszetesen nem hagyhatjuk ki. Nincs ez se most maskent, Sanyi mar jol elore csekkolta, hogy Pergusaban, Szicilia kozepen van a palya. Ahogy mentunk Palermo fele pont utba esett igy lekanyarodtunk. A gps sajnos utkozben teljesen megkergult, es uttalan utakon kozelitettuk vagy lehet h tavolodtunk a palyatol. Vegul waze-ra valtottunk (meglepo modon a semmi kozepen is van terero 😉) es sikeresen megerkeztunk a palyahoz. Eleg erdekes, mert termeszetvedelmi teruleten belul van a palya es egy to korul megy. Sanyi legnagyobb meglepetesere nem volt teljesen zarva hanem szabadidos tevekenysegre hasznaljak a helyiek, bringaznak es futnak rajta. Ezt persze Sancika se hagyhatta ki, igy keses ide vagy oda felvette a futos cuccat es lefutotta az 5 kmes kort. Majd fotozkodas a celban es igy mar osszesen masfel oras kesessel iranyba vettuk Palermot.Read more

  • Day19

    Enna

    April 21, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Tant pis, nous poursuivons 30km plus loin et trouvons une place de stationnement à Enna (à 900m), au pied de son Castello. La ville, le coeur de la Sicile, est bâtie sur un éperon rocheux et pouvait donc facilement surveiller ses accès. Il y a plein d'églises et palais anciens, comme dans les autres villes que nous avons visitées. Par contre, il n'y a qu'un vrai bistrot au routard, mais un très bon: le Ristorante Centrale. Pour mieux digérer, nous allons explorer le Castello di Lombardia, énorme forteresse ou au moins ce qui en reste. La vue depuis une des tours et grandiose, on peut voir la majeure partie de la Sicile et même l'Etna. L'après-midi déjà bien entamé, nous voulons aller jusqu'à la mer pour nos derniers quatre nuits. Il nous reste une région à visiter, la Sicile Tyrrhénienne. Nous traversons les Madonie, une chaîne de montagnes et aussi un parc naturel où on pourrait sans autre passer une semaine de vacances. Le camping, San Filippo, en bord de mer à Cefalù, est top pour notre dernière étape sur l'îleRead more

  • Day126

    Withering heights

    March 2 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Popped into central Sicily for my last night before next workaway. One of the drawbacks of spending the night up there is the 5 degree drop in temperature making for a chilly night.
    The Siculi, an ancient Sicilian tribe,established this town which became a centre for the pre-Hellenic cult of Demeter and Kore (Persephone.) It sits on a plateau dominating the valley of the Dittaino, northeast of Caltanissetta.
    Originally Henna and then Enna, it was under Greek influence, first from Gela (7th century BCE) and later from Syracuse, after which it fell into the hands of the Syracusan tyrant Dionysius I in about 397 bc. After a brief period of Carthaginian rule, it passed to the Romans in 258 gaining notoriety as the HQ of the great Sicilian slave revolt (134–132).
    From the highest point, nearly 1000m ASL, most of the Sicilian cost can be surveilled; making it an important stronghold in the Middle Ages. Held by the Saracens from 859 until 1087, it was then taken by the Normans. Its medieval name Castrogiovanni, derived from the Arabic Kasr-Yani, is a corruption of the Latin Castrum Hennae. A favourite residence of the emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen and of Frederick II and III of Aragon, it was among the first Sicilian cities to rally to the Italian cause in 1848 and 1860. In 1927 it resumed its ancient name.
    When I tried to park in one of the streets, a man started gesticulating wildly indicating I should follow him. Intrigued, I did; wondering what the sting would be. He led me up to a big free parking spot where I could remain undisturbed. Then he swung open the boot of his little car to reveal bags of nuts and things and insisted I buy a kilos worth of something - for 10 euros. Since it was the same price in supermarkets, and I appreciated his marketing effort, I did so. Nuts anyone?
    + From the summit you can clearly see the Rocca di Cerere; the foundations of the Temple of Demeter on its little promontory.
    + The Castello di Lombardia is an important example of military architecture in Sicily. 6 of its original 20 towers remain, dominating the town at the top of sheer cliffs. It is said that whenever it exchanged hands throughout history it was inevitably through treachery not force.
    + rather splendid plaque for the Carabinieri stuck on one wall. Move over Carmen Miranda .
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  • Day126

    Minorduomo

    March 2 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Enna also has a Duomo. Destroyed by fire in 1446, the cathedral was rebuilt over the next 200 years and is an interesting mixture of architectural styles. It even contains Classical ruins at the base of the pulpit.
    + The doors in beaten bronze are simple and well executed.
    + The paintings lining the galleries make it look like an old baronial hall.
    + The church is dedicated to St. Smurf, whose portrait you can see in the central bay.
    + The nave has a more Rococco feel
    + The roof is distinctly meo-arabic.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Enna, إنا, Эна, Ена, אנה, Էնա, エンナ, Энна, 엔나, Henna, Ena, Castrugiuvanni, Енна, 恩纳

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