Enna Cathedral

Enna, Italy

The Duomo (Cathedral) of Enna, a notable example of religious architecture in Sicily, was built in the 14th century by queen Eleonora, Frederick III's wife. It was renovated and remodeled after the fire of 1446. The great Baroque facade, in yellow tufa-stone, is surmounted by a massive campanile with finely shaped decorative elements. The portal on the right side is from the 16th century, while the other is from the original 14th-century edifice. The interior has a nave with two aisles, separated by massive Corinthian columns, and three apses. The stucco decoration is from the 16th and 17th centuries. Art works include a 15th-century crucifix panel painting, a canvas by Guglielmo Borremans, the presbytery paintings by Filippo Paladini (1613), and a Baroque side portal. The cathedral's treasure is housed in the Alessi Museum, and includes precious ornaments, the gold crown with diamonds known as the 'Crown of the Virgin,' Byzantine icons, thousands of ancient coins, and other collections.

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Piazza Duomo 1, Enna, Italy
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Founded: 1446
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Michalis Palaiokostas (2 years ago)
This is the most beautiful cathedral interior you will ever see in your life. It's an art museum and it's free! Wow!
Jacob Livecchi (2 years ago)
Beautiful Church and wonderful people! Can't speak highly enough about this place!
Wanderers Compass Travel Blog (3 years ago)
The town did not impress us much but the cathedral and views made up for that
M. Maietta (3 years ago)
Built in the 13th century, this exemple of medieval architecture is throwing with its majestic bell facade on Piazza Duomo, surrounded by the other 18th century architecture and overlooks the north side of Piazza Mazzini. The three chapels that open into the transept deserve particular attention.
Harriet Aseru (4 years ago)
Here you feel the presence of God as you enter inside the Cathedral, not to mention the beautiful interior design of the cathedral
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