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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Harriet Aseru (4 months ago)
Here you feel the presence of God as you enter inside the Cathedral, not to mention the beautiful interior design of the cathedral
Sławomir Śmiarowski (17 months ago)
Very nice place, worth visit, not to compare with Monreale though
Derma Clinique (18 months ago)
It is a great place where you feel wonderful.
Ulf Särnegrim (18 months ago)
A beautiful church, glad to have entered!!
John “JD” Doe (2 years ago)
This is a great find well worth a couple hours travel. We were passing by while travelling to the Temple Valley from Catania and did that 1 hour stop in Enna to take a look at this historical place. It is absolutely magnificent and very well decorated. You can feel both the historical character and the the cultural spirit of the place. Just take a look at the photos... and multiply the feel by 10!
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