Ancient city of the province of Enna, rich in history and culture, it is famous worldwide for the Villa Romana del Casale and its beautiful mosaics. The old town is a fantastic array of buildings, palaces and medieval and baroque streets. There are four medieval quarters, one of which is the historical center. In August each year there are various events such as “the entrance of Roman troops” and the delivery of the weapons, and then “an outcast of the Saracens” by the Normans, the “delivery of the keys to Conte Ruggero” , the “Palio dei Normanni”, of course, all in traditional costume.
House of Casale
Dating from the late fourth century A.D. It has belonged to a powerful Roman family.
Besides the original marquee remained even the baths, the peristyle and the colonnades and the wonderful mosaic floors, unique in their kind. In the mosaics stand out different styles and narrative cycles: one for the mythology and the Homeric poems, the other with references to nature and to the Roman aristocracy everyday scenes.
The Aragonese Castle
It is a building from the Middle Ages, built from 1392 to 1396 by the will of Martin I the Younger. In the late medieval period the building was used as a prison.
It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Victories. Its construction dates back to the early 1600s and it was completed a century later by the architect Orazio Torriani.
It lies within the Bishop’s Palace, a baroque palace of the seventeenth century.
It is one of the most characteristic buildings of Piazza Armerina. Built in 1773 by Benedictine monks, it was then used as the archaeological museum.
Piazza Armerina Cathedral, dedicated to Our Lady Of Victories.
Church of St. Rocco (also called “Fundrò”), dating back to 1613 with a bell tower and rich baroque portal.
Church of St. Ignatius, the works for the construction of the factory dates back to 1600. Currently the premises of the former monastery in part hosted a middle school and partly the Municipal Library.
Church of Maria SS. delle Grazie (1606).
Church of St. Philip of agira (1625).
Church of St. Francis of Assisi (1742).
Church of St. John the Evangelist (1615).
Church of St. Joseph.
Church of San Lorenzo (or Church of Teatini).
Church of St. Lucia (XVII sec.).
Church of Our Lady of the Snow (second half of the seventeenth century.)
Church of St. Mary of Jesus with the annexed aristocratic cemetery.
Church of St. Martin of Tours (XII sec.).
St. Peter’s Church (XVII century.)
Church of St. Stephen (late sixteenth century.).
Church of the Guardian Angels (XVII sec.).
Carmine Church (XIV c.).
Church of Purgatory (XVII sec.).
Collegiate of SS. Crucified.
Commandery of the Knights of Malta (XII sec.).
Church of St. Anne (eighteenth century).
Grand Priory of St. Andrew (1096)
Palace of Floresta Trigona is located next to the Cathedral
Trigona Palace of St. Elijah
Trigona Palace of Mountain of March
Trigona Palace Dainamare and Canicarao
Trigona Palace Azzolina and Gallizzi
Tower of the Holy Father
Town Hall (former senate palace)