Castelllo di Lombardia
Castello di Lombardia
Powerful Sicilian castle in Enna
The Castello di Lombardia is one of the largest forts in the whole of Sicily. The castle is perched on a rock near the Sanctuary of Demeter and is named after the Lombard Guard of Adelasia, wife of the Norman king Roger I. The castle is a mix of Byzantine, Norman and Swabian elements and was once protected by 20 towers. Of the 6 preserved towers, you should definitely climb up the Torre Pisana – from the platform you will have a magnificent view over the province of Enna.
Not far from the entrance to the castle a statue stands in memory of the slave leader Eunus, who led the slave rebels in the war against Rome.