Place of Interest
One of the highest towns in Sicily
Troina is situated in the Sicilian hills and is one of the highest places in Sicily. Originally inhabited by Sicels and Arabs, the Norman king Roger I initially chose Troina as his capital; later on, the Normans organised raids in the Sicilian hinterland from here. Worth seeing are the Norman tower and the Chiesa Madre, which is located at the highest point of the city and is one of the earliest Norman churches in Sicily. Before the city was subordinated to the Diocese of Messina, the Normans built the first Latin seat of a bishop of the island here. The transept walls and bell tower are still from that era.