Place of Interest
Mountain town in the heart of Sicily
The small farming town Calascibetta is located 7 kilometres north of Enna and can be seen from the provincial capital. Although once inhabited by Siculi, the town was seized in 841 by the Arabs and used as a base for the conquest of Enna. The Arabs gave the new town the name Kala Scibet. The Norman king Roger I also besieged Enna from Calascibetta. Only the bell tower of the present church of San Pietro remains from the former Norman castle. The Chiesa Matrice from the 14th Century houses a Bible in Gothic script in the treasury of the church.